Bush aide just a petty thief
Bush aide Claude Allen turns out to be just a petty thief - not the usual extraordinary white collar variety. From Democracy Now!:
And a former top advisor to President Bush has been arrested for shoplifting after stealing $5,000 from Target and other stores in a retail theft scheme. Claude Allen had been working as Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy up until his unexpected resignation last month. At the time the White House said he was resigning in order to spend more time with his family. Allen, who was a former aide of Senator Jesse Helms, was seen as a rising star within the conservative movement. He now faces up to 15 years in jail for felony theft.