Wednesday, August 16, 2006

President Bush Delivers Pardons

President Bush granted pardons to a number of people, many who broke ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms -- I think explosives, too) laws and were convicted. Lots of firearms offenses were committed by the people Bush just pardoned.

I wonder why these people were pardoned? Personal friends of George?

Some were convicted of crimes related to drug possession.

The immediate question that comes to mind is Why these people? They seem like "regular" criminals, not people who would require presidential pardons. After all, their sentences, in most cases, were minimal: community service and probation.

So, why?