Friday, October 24, 2008

Ohio: Ask A Stupid Question ...

Tom Noe was given a two-year sentence for $45,400 of illegal campaign contributions to George W. Bush's re-election campaign. But now he is scheduled to be released from federal prison to begin serving an 18-year sentence for stealing millions from the rare-coin funds he managed for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Noe is appealing his conviction. But we can all be grateful to the Toledo Blade for this passage:

Asked if she expects President Bush to pardon her husband before he leaves office, Mrs. Noe said she isn't expecting his help. "Taking it to the President is not something that I've heard of or I'm contemplating doing," Mrs. Noe said.

... But even if President Bush wanted to pardon Noe, he wouldn't be allowed to do so because Noe will be in a state prison, which is under the jurisdiction of Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.

See story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really to bad this guy could not be pardoned, as he is a stand up guy. I am sure he will get a great seat in the next go round.

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