No Charges In Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Crash

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘getting hit with a liberal.’  Its reported that the governor was not wearing seat belts. An illegal act in New Jersey.  Just imagine seeing Corzine come flying at you with nowhere to go and no time to get there.

Neither the driver (a State Trooper) or the governor will be cited for seat belt violations.  The AP story does mention that the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident will not be charged either.

Has Putin Gone Astray?

Or has he always been that way?  Freedom seems to be a concept that is giving Russian President Vladimir Putin some heartburn lately.  He is beginning to look to me like another Gorbachev.  That is, as a president who missed an opportunity to lead his country to a freedom inspired and people inspired sort of government.   He lost his election to the will the people who preferred Boris Yeltsin.

MOSCOW (AP) – Riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally Saturday against President Vladimir Putin’s government, which opponents accuse of rolling back freedoms Russians have enjoyed since the end of Soviet communism.

Will Vladimir Putin likewise miss a similar opportunity?  Yes, he will follow Gorby’s footsteps and begin to reign in whatever freedoms the Russians have.  Which would be a huge mistake with bad consequences for the world.

Police beat protesters

Kasparov freed after rally