Friday, December 31, 2010

Barbour Did the Right Thing . . . Kinda

Kinda. He suspended the sentences of Gladys and Jamie Scott, the two sisters who were each given double life sentences over $11. I'm glad they're free and going home. You can sign a "welcome home" card here with the NAACP.

Suspended sentences.

And, Gladys Scott's release is contingent on giving a kidney to her sister, Jamie, who requires daily dialysis. What the . . .

But I'm happy for the sisters and the family. Not impressed by Barbour. By happy for the sisters.

See, he thinks everybody in prison deserves to be there. But not everybody poses a threat to society. And since the sisters aren't "threats to society," society shouldn't pay the $190,000 for Jamie's dialysis or kidney transplant.

Man! At least George W Bush came across as dumb.

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