When you are white and Republican and “’a good and decent man’ who served in the military,” sentencing guidelines go out the window, regardless of how much public trust you violated or how many wives you threw under the bus.
Ask yourself this: Suppose he had been a young black kid accused of shoplifting a six from a convenience store?
Sentencing guidelines would no doubt have applied.
In case you wondered, this is white privilege writ large.
Pah and pah again!