If there was substantial [prosecutorial] misconduct, why not come back to LA and litigate the matter at an appellate level? Answer: Because Polanski and his cretinous supporters don’t care if he’s guilty or not. They want him to walk free, in the name of “art,” without another word spoken on the subject.
As Gillespie notes, Polanski’s victim has forgiven him. This may be a mitigating factor on sentencing, but it doesn’t change the fact that he plead guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl and then fled the country.
Nolte asks the million-dollar question: “what exactly would Roman Polanski have to do in order to become a pariah in this town … I mean, besides vote for Sarah Palin?”