Florida congressman Trey Radel faced up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for cocaine possession after being set up by his dealer last month, but he was merely given a year of probation this morning. “I can’t believe the white congressman received a light sentence,” said nobody.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.