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Word: Thinking right, double vision

Last week at a Douglas County rally, the Rev. Al Sharpton compared the circumstances of Genarlow Wilson, who’s serving a 10-year prison sentence for an underage blowjob, with that of former White House staffer Scooter Libby, who was spared lockup by President Bush. In citing the legal double-standard, could Sharpton have been thinking about conservative AJC columnist Jim Wooten?

“Wilson chose to reject a plea bargain, gambling that he could beat the rap. Wilson was determined to set himself apart from the law. ...”

– Wooten on his “Thinking Right” blog, June 12

“Libby … drew 30 months in the slammer today. He was convicted of lying and obstructing an investigation. He should serve precisely zero time in jail.”

– Wooten, June 5

“These are ‘Profiles in Courage’ days for Georgia's Attorney General Thurbert Baker, who's been given the bum's rush to ignore the law as written in the Wilson case.”

– Wooten, June 29

“On the serious matter of Scooter Libby’s ‘excessive’ sentence … my preference would have been for a pardon now.”

– Wooten, July 4