What goes around comes around

Tom agrees with me:

But post-dating criminal behavior is wrong, and any attempts to do so will inevitably come back to haunt the Dems and Obama.

via Don’t criminalize after the fact Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog.

You can bet Republican lawyers are quietly building cases with intent to arraign Tim Geithner’s deputies for manipulation, in 3 or 7 years.

The consequences of Democratic attempts to increase the severity of sentences for white-collar criminals will be interesting to see as well.  As a consequence of successful liberal attempts to curtail the death penatly, there will be no negative consequences (and many positive ones) for convicts to shiv, maime, and rape Treasury officials.

I dislike how much Obama is willing to let Geithner get away with, but I hardly think that Obama’s indictment-baiting has the best interest of Treasury officials and bureaucrats in mind.