"It doesn't matter if you are a big-time movie actor or a big-time movie director or producer, I think that he is a very respected person, and I am a big admirer of his work. But nevertheless, I think he should be treated like everyone else ... One should look into all of the allegations, not only his allegations but the allegations about his case. Was there something done wrong? You know, was injustice done in the case?"The People headline reads "Schwarzenneger: No Pardon for Polanski." But PardonPower fails to see how that is the proper interpretation of the remarks, even as they are yanked from context. What the Governor has clearly said is that he will consider any clemency application from Polanski as he would any other application, from any one else. And, if the Governor finds reason to grant clemency, he will. If he does not, he will not. Far from saying "no," the governor is already interested in "the case" and whether or not anything was "done wrong." If anything, the use of the word "injustice" has to be considered a plus by Polanski supporters.
Friday, October 2, 2009
People magazine is all over California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger regarding a potential pardon for Roman Polanski. This article features the following quotes from the Governor: