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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:31 AM
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B*sh Grants 14 Pardons yestedray, including Coal Mine Bomber
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 11:32 AM by npincus
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050929/ap_on_go_pr_wh/pres... ;_ylt=AvaDsS9a_TF_gDD.aEyGqBGyFz4D;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

An interesting item. I wasn't sure "pardon" was in Chimpy's vocabulary.

WASHINGTON - President Bush granted pardons Wednesday to 14 people, including a member of the mineworkers union who was convicted for his role in bombings at a West Virginia coal mine, a counterfeiter and a bootlegger.

Jesse Ray Harvey of Scarbro, W.Va., was given a 25-month sentence in 1990 after his conviction for using explosives to damage Milburn Colliery. The mine had been the target of a long strike by about 45 members of a United Mine Workers local.

Bush has issued 60 pardons and sentence commutations during 56 months in office.

His father, former President George H.W. Bush, issued 77 pardons during his single term, from 1989 to 1993, according to statistics collected by the University of Pittsburgh law school. Former President Clinton granted clemency to 456 people during his eight years in office, including 176 on his last day at the White House.




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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:37 AM
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1. He's Just Setting the Stage For A Series Of Upcoming Pardons....
he'll be making all across the Repug party and the WH.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:39 AM
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2. another STARK CONTRAST between a Dem & 2 Repub Pres...factor of 10.
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wtbymark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:51 AM
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3. If Bu$h is indicted, should he be able to pardon anyone?
shouldn't that "privilege" be revoked?
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:55 AM
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4. The Coal miner is an odd choice
Since he was a union member and blew up the mine after a long strike. I mean, this administration isn't exactly a friend to labor.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:39 PM
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6. i thought so, too
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:15 PM
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5. shows he isnt totally anti union..
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Chicago1 Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:32 PM
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7. This sounds like Dummy KNOWS he's going to be INDICTED
I keep praying for it.

LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN.
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