Thursday, January 17, 2008

Watch List: Edwin Edwards

According to this report, former Louisiana Governor Dave Treen (R) says former Louisana Governor Edwin Edwards (R) has served enough time in federal prison (see our Pardon Watch List). Edwards, who used to be Treen's bitter political rival, has now served half of his ten-year sentence. Says Treen, "I want the man out of prison ... He got a ten year sentence which is way too harsh." Treen also predicts Edwards could be out as early as this summer, but the report notes that he made a similar prediction a year ago. Even more interesting is the fact that Treen now says that George H.W. Bush called him to assist the cause of winning early release for Edwards. Treen claims Bush Sr. will be writing a letter to his son regarding the request.

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