Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Watch List: Tiger Woods Making it Tough for Johnson?

Jack Johnson was an African American who broke racial barriers to rise to the top of his sport, all the while cavorting with call-girls, whores and prostitutes, most of whom were white. He has been dead for many, many years now. But the Associated Press reports Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Peter King (R-New York) have recently written a letter to President Obama informing him that they are "sorely disappointed" that the U.S. Pardon Attorney, Ronald L. Rodgers (Department of Justice), appears resistant to the idea of granting pardons to dead people as a matter of policy. That is to say, Mr. Rodgers has taken the reasonable position, the one held by almost every pardon attorney, deputy attorney general, attorney general and president since the Republic began. McCain and King say the president should "concur" with Congress and pardon Johnson "swiftly." See story here

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