Saturday, July 19, 2008

If Bush Pardons Anyone.....

.... I hope it's Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

Blogs for their supporters are here and here.

The NYT reports that while there is a record number of petitions, few can expect clemency.

".....Mr. Bush has made little use of his clemency powers, granting just 44 pardons and two commutations. By comparison, over eight years in office President Ronald Reagan granted clemency 409 times and Mr. Clinton 459 times. More than half of Mr. Clinton’s grants came in his final three months."

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