Cokie: 'Take Polanski Out and Shoot Him'

He 'drugged and raped a child,' says journalist
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2009 3:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – It wasn't hard to figure out yesterday where journalist Cokie Roberts stands on the Roman Polanski case. "As far as I'm concerned, just take him out and shoot him," she declared on ABC's This Week. "Roman Polanski is a criminal. He raped and drugged and sodomized a child, and then was a fugitive from justice." Polanski is battling for his freedom from a Swiss jail while he fights US extradition on a 31-year-old Los Angeles rape case.