In his final days in office, MS Governor Haley Barbour pardoned four convicted murderers

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The sanctity of life, per Haley Barbour:

(Reuters) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour pardoned four convicted murderers who worked at the Governor's Mansion, releasing them from prison in the final days of his term in office, state officials said on Monday... In the executive orders Barbour signed, he wrote each "proved to be a diligent and dedicated workman."

The estranged wife of one of the pardoned was cradling their baby when she was shot in the head by Barbour's "diligent and dedicated workman."

"Pro-life" my ass.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    Good idea, but won't work for some governors like Blagojevich and Ryan -- they'd be too busy serving their own sentences . . .

  • Jlms_qkw

    do violent criminals usually work in governor's mansions?  this smells funny. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    Time to add "tough on crime" to the list of adjectives republicans routinely use to describe themselves -- and proving to be inaccurate  {along with "supportive of the military", "pro life", "fiscally responsible", "friend of the common man", etc.}

  • http://twitter.com/whatsamatta_u Paul W

    I have a modest proposal.  A Governor can pardon anyone he wants on his last days in Office, but he must finish their sentence.  

  • http://twitter.com/PR_uno JQ

    Can't wait to see who'll hire Haley Barbour as a lobbyist.