Claude Allen's Demise?
I must say I was extremely shocked to see the reports of Claude Allen's arrest for stealing $5,000 in merchandise from a Montgomery County Target and Hechts. It just seems so ridiculous to me for a man of his stature to be wasting his time with stealing so little in such a petty way. I'm not saying massive embezzlement of government funds would be justified, but it would perhaps make more sense, perhaps be rationale. But this just lacks any point whatsoever. Why risk such a sterling reputation and job potential for a Bose Wave Radio system?
Claude Allen, former Secretary of Health for Allen and Gilmore's administrations in Virginia, and a filibustered nominee to the 4th Circuit, and most recently Bush's top domestic policy advisor before resigning about a month ago simply doesn't fit the bill of someone who would do this.
I am interested to see whether he will be convicted and how credible the charges are. We can only hope this indeed was a misunderstanding as his attorney claims.