Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Corollary to Sutton's Law

Willie Sutton is reputed to have answered the question, "Why do you rob banks?" with a dismissive, "That's where they keep the money."

The new corollary is "Why send the police to state legislatures?", with the answer being "that's where the criminals are!" An example from Rhode Island....

This is hardly isolated, though. All too often, lawmakers are lawbreakers, because they think they are above the law.

(Nod to Kindred)

1 comment:

John Thacker said...

All too often, they're technically *not* lawbreakers, because they literally are above the law. See the US House and Senate with insider trading.