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Former RNC Chair, Haley Barbour, Pardons over 200 including Rapists and murderers

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  1. DarrylS

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    This is strange, Haley Barbour is leaving the Governorship... and on the way out has pardoned over 200 criminals, these ain't the scofflaws, these are some bad dudes...

    Geez the NY Daily News should use spellcheck, it is trustee not trustie.

    So he had 200 Trustees working at the Governor's mansion??? That sounds like a lot..

    Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned nearly 200 people, including convicted murderers  - NY Daily News

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    Always hate it when politicians do this crap. Taking justice away from the victims families is awful.
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    hE'S SUCKING UP TO THE DEMOCRATS
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    On the surface I despise this practice too. I think governors and presidents should have the authority to pardon people, but that it should only be used in the most exceptional of circumstances. I do think there are cases where a pardon is appropriate, but without knowing all 200 here, I'd guess there are a lot of questionable uses of his governors authority.
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    The really sad thing about this story is that it will be news for a day or two and then it will just go away. People are too used to hear about abuses of power.
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    Maybe not.....

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    Was he pissed because his political career was over? The article mentions that three of the murders were "grisly". One murder happened in 2001......Is this some type of reverse psychology for capital punishment?
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    We'll see what he has to say .... 189 of the 215 were already out of prison before today ... so we're talking about 26 people. Very strange this custom they have of granting clemency for people who worked at the mansion ... that is messed up.

    So tomorrow's Clarion-Ledger is supposed to have his statemen

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    Pardons are one thing, and can make a lot of sense.

    But pardons for murderers, who, as far as we know from these couple sources, weren't even questionable in their guilt? wtf is he thinking?
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    Clinton and Bush did the same thing it sunk then and it stinks now.
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    Hell, Ford pardoned a guy that tried to steal a whole country.

    But we're not talking about stealing and scamming. We're talking about raping and murdering.

    13, did Clinton (or Bush for that matter) pardon four convicted murderers?

    If not, we have a different whole level of stinkage.

    By the way, I saw on the news tonight that Barbour went through the revolving door and became an instant lobbyist.

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    I think the one thing to consider, and chico alluded to this a little bit with respect to these not seeming questionable, is the circumstances that lead to the conviction. For example, while there was a murder, and it may have been grisly, it could be that the person pardoned was convicted under questionable circumstances. I'm not saying that's the case here though.
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    IIRC Clinton pardoned a major coke dealer, guess it depends if you count the deaths caused by his drug trafficking and the lives lost to the drug use/abuse.

    I don't care to argue the particulars and try to figure out who is 'more wrong' this is a issue that occurs with both parties and I'm not interested in your need to make everything partisan.
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    Outrageous, shameful, disgusting behavior. I hate political figures so much. Scum of the Earth.
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    Here's the key difference between liberals and conservatives: Barbour abuses his authority to pardon and gets condemned from both sides. But when Clinton pardons terrorists, coke traffickers, fugitives from justice and child pornographers, the left continues to defend him to their dying breath.
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    Seems to me that this thread is a great reason to support the death penalty.
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    Are you guys really trying to use who pardons who as a way to argue that one party is better than the other? I hope I am misunderstanding that because it sure comes across that way. The fact is both parties are scum and to imply that one party is better than the other because they are less scum is foolish. Maybe that is why our elected officials are scum, because people see their party as being the less of two evils. However when you vote for the less of two evils you are still voting for evil. As a result you get...EVIL! What a surprise!! Maybe it would be better to reevaluate the party you have supported and see if they are still worth your support instead of support them because you feel you need to be loyal to them, or just don't want to admit you were wrong.
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    Here is the difference no one really defended Clinton, but simply asked the question who??? and got a vague response.. that a drug dealer must have killed someone.

    But in this O'Keefian, world that would make perfect sense to the right, it is assumed that there was defense of what Clinton did.

    OTOH this sounds very plantation like, as there were 200 trustees working at his mansion?? What must the mansion look like.

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