It seems that the Bush war on everything the wingnuts consider immoral may be reversing itself. President Bush just pardoned two men who had previously been convicted of the manufacture and distribution of one of the more dangerous drugs abused by Americans:
President Bush has pardoned two Tennesseans convicted decades ago of moonshine charges.
“It’s a good Christmas present,” said Charles E. McKinley, 75, of Pall Mall.
Also pardoned was Carl E. Cantrell, 57, of Monteagle, who said, “It was the biggest relief I ever had.”
The pardons this week restore full U.S. citizenship to the men, including the rights to vote and buy a gun, their attorneys told The Knoxville News Sentinel. But their records will reflect both the felony convictions and the pardons.
Perhaps this is the beginning of a trend and Bush will likewise pardon the approximately 1.5 million other people currently in state and federal prisons for drug-related non-violent offenses. (I can already anticipate some of the comments on this posting, so I’ll save ya’ll the effort with: What have you been smoking, Steve?”) Props.