Friday, April 16, 2010

Clinton Pardon Remembered

Paul Thomas of the New Zealand Herald notes:
... Another Augusta National member is Hugh McColl jnr, a former chief executive of Bank of America, which last year needed a $64 billion bailout from the US taxpayer. In 1997, Rick Hendrick, a wealthy car dealer from McColl's home town of Bennettsville, South Carolina, was convicted of mail fraud. In 2000, McColl wrote to outgoing President Bill Clinton seeking a pardon for his buddy. A fortnight after the Bank of America Foundation announced it was donating $700,000 towards the establishment of a Clinton Presidential Library, the pardon was duly granted ...
See full editorial here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the exact reason pardons are hard to come by, the political stink kills the truly deserving.

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