Now let me get this straight. 17 year old, self professed redneck Levi Johnston has consensual sex with Sarah Palin's (Say-Pay) 17 year old daughter Bristol and ends up getting an invitation to hang with the family at the Republican National Convention in front of the nation. Genarlow Wilson, who at 17 had consensual oral sex with a 15 year old girl gets a mininum 10-year sentence for aggravated child molestation. Didn't matter that the 15 year old insisted in court that the oral sex was consensual (and initiated by her), Genarlow - a good student with a 3.2 GPA, his school's homecoming king well liked by students and teachers alike, a track and football star with no previous criminal record was convicted and jailed...
After serving two years of that ridiculous sentence, the Georgia Supreme court ruled 3-4 that the sentence was 'cruel and unusal punishment'. All that means is that if one judge had decided differently, Genarlow Wilson would probably *still* be in jail watching Levi Johnston hob nob at the Republican convention. He definitely would have had Georgia Republican legislator, Eric Johnson had his way. Johnson, who withdrew his support from a bill introduced in the Georgia assembly to free Genarlow based on the jacked-upness of his sentence, explained his decision this way:
'Life comes with accountability for our decisions. Genarlow Wilson could have selected different friends to hang with. He could have joined millions of law-abiding teens all over the country enjoying New Years' Eve without alcohol, drugs and sex. He could have left the hotel when "the fun" started. He didn't. He made a choice. Now his life has changed forever'
Now I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between these two, hormonally-overcharged young men that would cause such a disparate outcome but you can be sure that ol Ty will be on the case to find out. And while I'm wondering - how come you don't see too many folks who look like Genarlow at the Republican convention? Lot of folks that look like Levi though...