This is an incredibly unusual story for at least 3 reasons:
Anyone was convicted of perjury. Compared to the number of times people lie when under oath, perjury convictions are extremely rare. I have discussed this with prosecutors, and they all told me that perjury is hard to prove and usually not worth their time.
A politician and lawyer was convicted of perjury. Compared to the number of lies that come out of the mouths of politicians and lawyers, a conviction is nearly unknown statistically.
A woman was convicted of perjury. This is where I get into trouble. Some studies have shown that women lie more than men. I heard this from a priest, so it must be true. On the other hand, studies by men find that women lie more, and studies by women claim men lie more. Do psychology researchers lie? Personally, I think that because women are more social than men, they have more opportunities to lie. I am surprised Ms Kane did not use the “I couldn’t help it, and therefore it is not my fault” excuse.
Will another more prominent female politician and lawyer have to do time for all the frequent liar miles she has accumulated? Don’t hold your breath.