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Tag: Pardons

White House / Paul Morse

Bush Pardons 14

George W. Bush pardoned 14 criminals Monday, including a convicted violator of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Of the 14, 12 were from states that voted for the president in 2004. Most had been convicted of drug-related crimes.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008 READ MORE

George W. Bush raises his glass
White House / Eric Draper

Howdy, Pardoner

It’s that time again. Felons seeking pardons and commutations had best get in line, as the president already has a backlog of applications, including convicted congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham and junk bonder Michael Milken. So far Ted Stevens and “Scooter” Libby haven’t asked.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008 READ MORE

King George
Mr. Fish

Gene Gerard: King George the Merciless

George Bush may have come to power claiming to be a “compassionate conservative,” but his miserly use of the president’s abililty to pardon makes him one of American history’s most indifferent leaders.

Posted on Jan 11, 2007 READ MORE

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