Jan
08
2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) *may* be indicted soon.

To be fair: it hasn’t actually happened yet. And an indictment isn’t a conviction. Still… oopsie?

The special prosecutor and grand jury investigating allegations that Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane leaked secret information to a newspaper have found evidence of wrongdoing and recommended that she be criminally charged, according to numerous people familiar with the decision. […] The panel concluded that Kane violated grand-jury secrecy rules by leaking investigative material in a bid to embarrass political enemies, sources said.

Pay attention to that last bit, because it’s darn certain that panicky Democrats are going to argue that, hey, Texas governor Rick Perry got indicted for… well, for legally using his budgetary authority to to try encourage an incompetent and vicious drunk of a local district attorney to go seek greener pastures. Don’t let the aforementioned panicky Democrats get away with that, OK? – Because while the Left is allowed its own opinions, it doesn’t get to have its own facts. And in this particular case, it looks like that Ms. Kane is on the verge of being indicted for things that are, hey, agreed by pretty much everybody to be actual crimes. How innovative!

As to how far it goes… well.  Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman gets to decide now whether to press charges or not. Since Ms. Ferman happens to be a Republican, it’s likely that she’ll be criticized for it.  Of course, given that Ms. Ferman is planning to run for a county judgeship, maybe criticism is exactly what the doctor ordered…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: There was a time when Kathleen Kane was being considered for bigger and better things in the Pennsylvania Democratic party. Now she’s just a reminder of how problematically small the Democratic bench is, in a variety of states…

5 Comments

  • BigGator5 says:

    Glass Houses, Moe. I think that is what you are lookng for in this case.

    • acat says:

      People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw Democrats? (and does that explain Harry Reid?)
      .
      Mew

  • Antoninus Pius says:

    but – but – she can’t be indicted!! because Justice! because Feminism! because The people!

    and… how thin is the Repub bench there? were there no qualified humans on our side for this spot?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Basically, Kane won what was essentially a vacant seat: Tom Corbett was the old AG, but he won the governorship in 2010, and he appointed someone who promised not to run in 2012 (a not-uncommon promise). It ended up that in the general election two county DAs ran against each other, and ours lost. It happens, alas.

  • JEM says:

    It couldn’t happen to a nicer partisan hack.

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