On Monday, something extraordinary happened in a Pennsylvania courtroom. State Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to serve between 10 and 23 months in prison.
Ms. Kane was convicted of among other felonies illegally disclosing details of a grand jury investigation and then lying about it under oath. Her actions were an attempt to get back at a political rival.
Kathleen Kane is not only a Democrat, she was one of Pennsylvania’s brightest stars. An up and comer. As Attorney General, she was on track to rise to governor, and then who knows perhaps national office. But now, that’s all up in smoke.
Ms. Kane’s defense team pleaded for a lenient sentence with no jail time. But Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy didn’t bite. She said this case was about a politician’s out-of-control “ego,” bent on retaliation. Kane tried to evoke sympathy, saying her teenage children would suffer if she were imprisoned. But the “for-the-children” argument didn’t fly either.
Sadly, there was no one in her life willing or able to meet with the judge beforehand on a private plane at an out-of-the-way airport. And investigators didn’t dismiss her deeds as just a “careless mistake.” with “no intent” they could find.
So Kathleen Kane, powerful Democrat woman, got a new pair of bracelets. She was handcuffed, and led out a side courthouse door. You gotta wonder if she was thinking: what life could have been like, if her last name was Clinton. And her husband abused other women.