A stench quenched? Only partially.
by Rense Johnson, Chairman
Citizens for Term Limits … for a fresh Congress!
January 21, 2009
Elsewhere on these pages is an article by Doug Patton titled A stench in the nostrils of every thinking American.
It is about the wrong-headed conviction of border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compion. President Bush has commuted their sentences at the last possible minute.
Patton was right. The whole case stunk. It should never have been brought to trial by President Bush’s Justice Department. It was a set-up which was a mockery of justice.
California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said the case was “the worst miscarriage of justice that I have witnessed in the 30 years I’ve been in Washington. The decision to give immunity to the drug dealer and to throw the book at the border patrol agents was a prosecutorial travesty.”
In a TV interview of the agents’ wives, they both acted very grateful. I’m sure that their lawyers had told them to act in that way, because Bush has been known to rescind a pardon, once given. Make nice until Bush is gone for good.
Bush displayed little sense of honor. Patton grades Bush a C- as president. I would not be so generous.