Bush Pardons Illegal Drug Manufacturers

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.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. I’m not smokin mon… I’m breathin… I’ll type more later there’s WAY too much smoke in this hear gas mask… ;-)

    Seriously though… do they honestly think people fall for this publicity bullshit?

  2. It wasn’t well publicized. Pretty scary that they are afraid to publicize this story, considering the really scary stuff they do let leak.

  3. The war on drugs campaign has utilized psychology very well in their ads…. have they not?

    I bet you can quote AT LEAST 1 T.V. advertisement without looking it up online.

  4. 2 pardons for drug felons? What a rediculous effort. With a prison system spiralling out of control, this knucklehead gives us 2 people? The US imprisons more than any other country in the world. Over-zealous federal prosecutors build resumes on people like this…the overwhelming majority of their cases are for drugs and when they get a senior guy in the syndicate, he gives up names of his workers, gets the shortest term and is almost always out before the low level dealers. Argh…I could go on and on…
    Cops say legalize drugs…ask us why. Go to Law Enforcement Against Prohibition at http://www.leap.cc.