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Pardon me

2008-11-25 15:28:30.75411+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

It's the usual end of term pardons for the president article, but the teaser on the SFGate.com front page caught me up short:

President shows leniency to 16 people including a Grammy winner, pesticide user, cocaine dealer.

Ya know, there are a lot of things I'm willing to forgive. People make mistakes, various things that are illegal shouldn't be, and some people are truly reformed. However, he's letting off a Grammy winner? Good lord, do you have any idea what sort of impact on society this could have? And think of the children. If we have lots of young kids thinking that they can grow up to be Celine Dion without any consequences, it's gonna be anarchy!

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-25 16:28:14.144337+00 by: whump

At least he should think of those of us at Sharks' games who have to endure the ad for the Celine Dion tour during the intermissions.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-25 18:14:43.049314+00 by: ziffle

He let off a Rossville GA person for food stamp fraud 25 years ago. How does this happen? how about all my speeding tickets, George?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-25 18:51:38.990911+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

Did you write George a letter asking him to pardon you? You gotta take the first step, you know.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-26 01:48:17.725222+00 by: Larry Burton

I was thinking about presidential pardons today. What I came up with is that George Bush should pardon Osama Bin Laden and make a big deal out of doing it for the help he gave to keeping the Republican Party in power the last six out of the last eight years. If he did it just right he might possibly get Bin Laden taken out internally before he's a month out of office.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-26 15:43:09.415788+00 by: Nancy

One of the pardons in this last batch was for a client. I took the call from the Presidential pardons office the day before yesterday. Pretty #*&$ exciting!!

Ziffle, how it happened is: he paid my boss to represent him. And our office jumped through some hoops, none of which we really dreamed would amount to anything. The difference between our client's crime and your speeding tickets is that he was not allowed to own firearms because of his crime. He's a good ole boy and he just wanted to go hunting again. Guess who'll be getting a gun for Christmas this year??