UPDATED: Die in jail


I had no intention of wading into the morass that is the somewhat, um, belated arrest of filmmaker Romam Polanski -- but I've been rather shocked by some posts on some prominent blogs defending Polanski, criticizing his arrest or trying to excuse his behavior from 1973 (no links, find them yourself).

That just won't fly here -- the guy raped a 13-year-old girl, period, and he's been able to escape justice because of his money and powerful friends; I can't think of anything more repulsive. Anyone here who thinks that liberals are broadly supporting Polanski should read the "recommended" post on the subject (as voted by readers) on the uber-liberal Daily Kos right now, which echoes my own sentiments. Polanski is 76, and the magnitude of his crime is such that he should die in jail.   

UPDATE: Wasn't I just saying you can't trust the Washington Post? Meantime, Salon has a very sensible article with the very sensible headline: "Reminder: Roman Polanski Raped a Child."