Saturday, August 05, 2006

Department of Lame Excuses

Chalk up another victim of Hurricane Katrina ... former Bush admin. domestic affairs advisor & former Jesse Helms acolyte Claude Allen, pleading guilty to shop-lifting in Maryland, who generously blamed Katrina for his "disorientation," which caused him on at least 25 different occasions to steal items worth more than $5,000 from Target and Hecht stores in suburban Washington, D.C.

He got off light, too.

Only problem with the Katrina defense is that the hurricane came ashore in Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29th, and Allen's shop-lifting scheme (complicated and considerably premeditated) didn't begin until November 2005.

It obviously takes longer for some people to become disoriented by wind and water ... over a thousand miles away.

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