After Scooter Libby (perjury), Joe Arpaio (criminal contempt), Dinesh D’Souza (illegal campaign contributions) and now prospectively Martha Stewart (lying to the feds) and Rod Blagojevich (public corruption), we have the answer. And it is:

Exactly the same thing, but you aren’t famous enough to get pardoned or have your sentence commuted later.

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER