Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GOP House Members Go Abruptly Stupid

Today, a group of House Republicans has graced the U.S. Attorney General with a letter complaining as follows:
As Members of the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Department of Justice, including the functions performed by the Office of the Pardon Attorney, we are deeply concerned that the President continues to use his pardon power to benefit specific classes of offenders, or for political purposes.
The "for political purposes" is, of course, a throwaway line, but complaining about clemency on behalf of "specific classes of offenders" is the stuff of a very special kind of stupidity and ignorance.

Looking over our web tracking tools this evening, we see that someone in the Executive Office of the President of the United States spent several hours on this blog today, and focused particularly on the Truman and Kennedy presidencies and this link.


To which we say, "Bravo, White House!" As the great Ann Peebles might put it: "Tear their little playhouse down, room by room."

1 comment:

beth curtis said...

I love this post - especially the link to your 2008 post showing amnesties
(blanket pardons. What are they thinking - it's really kind of embarrassing and makes me cringe.

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