The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite film director Roman Polanski after he fled sentencing for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, the Swiss Justice Department said on Friday.
Well, that’s unfair, actually: sometimes this stuff takes time to set up, and they were probably waiting for the end of the legal challenge, anyway. Say what you like about this administration – and I say quite a bit, usually with a certain malicious glee – but they were never going to be anything but hard-nosed about this. And they’re probably not upset at all that Polanski will probably fight this, given that it means that he stays in jail while he does (no bail for him).
If for no other reason than because President Obama and AG Holder both have daughters.
Crossposted to RedState.