Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Watch List: Bush Pardons Charlie Winters

It is now reported that President Bush has granted a posthumous pardon to Charlie Winters who is featured on our Pardon Watch List. To learn about Winters' fascinating story, read our post of November 22 here.

This is, of course, great news for supporters of boxing legend Jack Johnson, who also seek a posthumous pardon. It was not generally known if the Bush administration would go this route - first opened by Bill Clinton (with the pardon of Henry Flipper). Speaking of Henry, Mr. President, if you are going to do this kind of thing, don't forget O. Henry!


Anonymous said...

Charlie Winters exemplifies the definition that "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

Glad to see that Mr. Bush paid off his pals at Likud, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Weekly Standard, Commentary, and National Review for their loyalty.

Corgi said...

Dear Anonymous,

Get stuffed.

My father was no terrorist - and never feared to sign his name to what he felt was worth saying.

C. Berthold said...

Sure can see why the previous writer chooses to be "anonymous." Winters was hardly a terrorist, and the U.S. law he violated has been broken by many others who were never even prosecuted.

C. Berthold said...

I agree with Corgi, though his point might have been stronger if he had used his real name.

Orville said...

And, while I may not have been the first to say it, I may have been one of the first to say it here. Obama may have plans to pardon "Shoeless Joe" Jackson. After all, he is a White Sox fan. (Although McCain actually cosponsored a Sentate Resolution urging a "Shoeless Joe" pardon.)

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