or "If you can't arrest the one that's guilty, convict the one at hand."
Randy Balko routinely writes about the Bush administration's "war on people with chronic pain" and he's obviously scoring hits because they took the time to respond. Naturally, being the Bush administration, the response is deceptive, distorted, unhelpful and an attempt to shift blame elsewhere. In this case, it's painfully clear (sorry) that the Administration is substituting targets of opportunity for real attempts to solve real problems. Typical.