Nov 25, 2008

Bush pardons 14 and commutes 2 prison sentences

On the news today is the pardon granted by outgoing President George W. Bush on 14 individuals and the commutation of life sentences for 2 others. The giving of pardon is in the book The Broker
by John Grisham, where the outgoing president gives Joel Backman, the hottest lawyer in the city, a pardon after being convinced by the CIA director to wait and see who will kill him first. Sort of a bait. In the book, the other candidates for pardon were willing to pay millions for their freedom. In real life, are such deals really made? Hmm.

For more about the plot of The Broker, see this.

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