Monday, September 14, 2009
Former Gov. Fife Symington says he can do a better job than the current governor and, for that reason, he is considering running for governor once again. The re-run would be interesting, among other reasons, because Symington, a personal friend of Bill Clinton, was one of the recipients of Clinton famous last-minute non-vetted pardon bonanza! In 1997, a federal jury found Symington guilty of defrauding creditors in a real estate venture, but the conviction was overturned because a juror had been improperly dismissed during the trial. Clinton's pardoned ended any possibility of a new trial. See full story here.