People's lives are being hung out to dry because he won't look at them. I don't know if it's the governor or some of the people around him. But I can't imagine why he isn't acting on this stuff.Even worse, the Governor has indicated that he might not even get to some of the 38 requests until 2010. Says Pins:
If it's going to take that long, then reject them, deny them, but let them get on with their lives. I mean, I love what I do. I'm not leaving because I'm frustrated with anything I do on that board. My frustration is with the governor and his lack of response on our recommendations. I don't know why he won't make a decision. It just requires common sense and a little courage.
But the Governor explains that "sometimes" he must "deliberate longer than other people might like me." It is reported that Rounds has approved 141 of the 202 pardon recommendations sent by the board since January of 2003. He has denied 23. A majority of the pardons have been for "minor offenses." See story here.