We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What can be terrifying about Federal prosecutors is that, having spent time and money trying to build a case, but failing to do so, they will look to indict on something else - something peripheral - anything, really, in order to justify their effort. The measure of the success of prosecutors is their ratio of indictments, not justice and fairness. They really cannot stand to let anyone out of their clutches - it makes them feel like they have failed.
Eg Martha Stewart: No underlying crime, but a problem with her ill-advised testimony which she innocently delivered without benefit of counsel. I've seen this sort of thing all too many times, and people's lives destroyed by it. Giuliani was a master of this when he was a prosecutor, and who remembers how many of his famous Wall Street arrests were followed by dropped charges, or Wall Street convictions were reversed, leaving a swath of human destruction behind? Yes, he had few reversals, but his reversals were the front-page arrests. Watch Fitzgerald try to do this with Rove and Libby now that they will not be charged with violating national security laws. They could get indicted for jaywalking while crossing the street to the courthouse. No-one's life can withstand the kind of scrutiny these guys can put someone under, and they do not think twice about sacrificing some poor soul when their careers are at stake.
Scary Federal prosecuters...I agree. But why let Eliot Spitzer off the hook? That guy has made it a mission to destroy entire industries in an attempt to propel his political career, and often with no evidence of lawbreaking.