Earlier today Paul Manafort, the sociopathic political consultant and former Trump presidential campaign chairman (as well as a proven liar, finagler, money-hider and shady wheeler-dealer), was given a slap on the wrist sentence of 47 months.

The N.Y. Times noted that the sentence “was far lighter than the 19- to 24-year prison term recommended under advisory sentencing guidelines.”

Judge T. S. Ellis, a 78 year-old Reagan appointee, said that although Manafort’s crimes were “very serious,” following the guidelines would have resulted in an unduly harsh punishment.

Manafort has gout and all, but he could do 48 months standing on his head.