Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Barbour, Notably Unconvincing

In a largely unimpressive attempt to explain / justify his recent pardons, Haley Barbour notes:
"The pardons were intended to allow them to find gainful employment or acquire professional licenses as well as hunt and vote. My decision about clemency was based upon the recommendation of the Parole Board in more than 90 percent of the cases."
But we all know that there will time enough to examine the substance of each and every decision. The controversy, for now, largely focuses on the manner in which the pardons were granted, almost 200, just as Barbour left office, and after 8 long years of studious neglect of clemency powers.

And the explanation for that, Mr. Governor is ... ???

Stee-rike one !!! 

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