People who are obsessed with the appearance of balance naturally freak out when something happens that is so crazy that its natural consequence would look unbalanced under normal circumstances. For example, sending a shitload of government officials to prison is normally the kind of cuckoo nutjobbery that only a Gingrich Congress and a compliant national press corps would even consider. These Bushies are normal guys like you and me. If I was a prominent reporter like Stuart Taylor Jr., I would know that because I just came back from a great cocktail party where I schmoozed with two or three of them. These guys aren’t non-wealthy minorities, after all. They’re real people. The thought of people like them going to prison is almost too much to bear.
Or something like that. Naturally this attitude that people who knowingly broke the law should be protected from consequences because that would be, like, crazy man, is exactly what the powerful white guys planned when they broke the law.