Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ta Nah Nah Nah! Hey Habay! Goodbye!

Schadenfreude - (n) Pleasure derived from the misfortune of others.

State Rep. Jeff Habay was sentenced Wednesday to 6-12 months in a halfway house for making his staff do campaign work on state time, and immediately resigned from the Legislature.
I think the most ridiculous thing about the Habay resignation was not that he resigned, but that he resigned because he was going to Federal pound-you-in-the-ass prison.

OK, not prison, halfway house. Po-TAY-toh. Po-TAH-toh.

No, the ridiculous thing was that he didn't resign when he was convicted of conflict of interest charges but when he was sentenced. This is sort of like saying to the State Legislature, "Sorry I can't make it for the next 6-12 months... I have other obligations."

Anyway, convention wisdom is saying that some time ago Habay took a left turn at Crazy Town a while back, and is now political poison anyway. I don't know why anyone would say this *cough* anthrax *cough*.

Does this mean he has to give back his pay raise?

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