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|Subject: ..texas's commuter-in-chief..||Date: 7/10/2007 11:35 PM|
|Author: huibs||Number: 1103836 of 1993139|
Back in the days when Governor George Bush was only able to screw-up Texas instead of an entire nation, 57 lawyers representing men – and a woman – on death row requested commutations so that their clients might receive life instead of death.
When approached by lawyers representing mentally retarded inmates, Bush refused.
When approached by lawyers representing inmates whose court-appointed lawyers had slept during their trials, Bush refused.
When approached by lawyers representing men who had committed the crime in question as juveniles, Bush refused.
In each case, then-Governor Bush felt that the defendants had had full and equal access to the law.
But now along comes Scooter.
..read all about the cruelty and callousness of bush here:..
..note, those with weak constitutions would do well to avoid this read..
When all was said and done, Governor Bush had snickered and mocked his way to denying commutations to 57 of the more than 150 people executed under his watch. He then took his moral-certitude-by-any-means-necessary to the White House where one Scooter Libby would help him mislead a nation into a human catastrophe in Iraq and then lie about it.
More than 150 men and women are dead and gone with no second chances. But Scooter, well, one cold night in jail was just too much for his friend the President to bear.
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