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  • A Marion pardon?

    Author thinks Marion won't get the good word from Bush. I'm leaning toward a yes, from W.
    http://www.propublica.org/article/i-...When:09:48:01Z

    Jones’ offense is considered mild, and her sentence was brief, but the president may not want to reward someone who cost the United States Olympic Gold.

  • #2
    Then there's a guy who really deserves a pardon (IMHO):

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 13TRDD.DTL

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    • #3
      I'd be surprised to see Bush give her a pardon, given that he spoke out against steriods in his State Of The Union address a few years ago.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Halfmiler2
        I'd be surprised to see Bush give her a pardon, given that he spoke out against steriods in his State Of The Union address a few years ago.
        I wouldn't bet on it at all. She already did her time. What purpose would it serve now by pardoning her?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gh
          Then there's a guy who really deserves a pardon (IMHO):
          http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 13TRDD.DTL
          yikes, I had never read about that. That needs some serious publicity!

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          • #6
            Actually, I would guess it;s the third or fourth time I've referenced this case; she takes it up annually.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Halfmiler2
              I'd be surprised to see Bush give her a pardon, given that he spoke out against steriods in his State Of The Union address a few years ago.
              It'll make him look very foolish, and remind people that he appointed Marion Jones, an athlete who collected prizes in Sydney by method of fraud, in the autumn of 2000 one of 20 individuals to serve as Members of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for a two-year term.

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              • #8
                a pardon does not do marion jones any good whatsoever, she is out of jail and her case is over and she will not go back to jail unless she messes up again. also she is famous so both the good and bad is known about her, example if she is shopping at the supermarket she will be recognized and someone will say, thats so and so and even if the person does not know who she is, once told the name they can look up tons of information on who she is and what she has done in a few seconds on the internet. wether or not she gets a pardon will not affect her at all.

                clarence aaron on the other hand really needs a pardon, to even start living his life as he does not even have freedom without a pardon. i am not saying wether or not clarence aaron should or should not get a pardon, just that a pardon WOULD REALLY affect him, which is not the case in the marion jones situation.

                in summary a pardon would help marion jones about as much as a pardon would help former heavyweight boxing champion jack johnson who has been dead for many years, but there are groups always trying to get jack johnson a pardon for symbolic purposes, personally i dont think jack johnson should have got a felony in the first place. now i am drifting off topic.

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                • #9
                  No "big names" (including Marion) on 14-person pardon list.

                  http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews ... 5?rpc=401&

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gh
                    No "big names" (including Marion) on 14-person pardon list.

                    http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews ... 5?rpc=401&
                    Maybe he will make her a two-fer with the lucky Thanksgiving turkey...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      Then there's a guy who really deserves a pardon (IMHO):

                      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 13TRDD.DTL
                      Why?

                      Serious question? The injustice of the long sentence, or the desire to undo the 3 rd strike / last chance type amendment?

                      I favor letting the border guard go, but don't see that on the board.

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                      • #12
                        Another vote for freeing the border guards!

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                        • #13
                          She didn't make his pre-Christmas list either.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tandfman
                            She didn't make his pre-Christmas list either.
                            There are still over 26 days of pardon-shopping left . . .

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