He's Sorry. Now!
(I)magine what would have happened to those students if this situation had been reversed, and it was they who had physically assaulted Rep. Etheridge, rather than the other way around. How quickly would they have been arrested and prosecuted?I, for one, think charging someone with a assault for grabbing someone in this manner, is excessive and I wouldn't sign such a complaint if it happened to me. But Greenwald's point is very well taken. If the shoe had been on the other foot, the kid would be facing charges this minute.
The application of our laws isn't supposed to depend upon who is perpetrating the crime and who the victim is. Obviously, there are few principles, if there are any, more discarded than that one in Washington, but it would be nice to see its being applied in this instance by having this Congressman, obviously inebriated with an extreme sense of entitlement, arrested and charged.