Why Does Haley Barbour Keep Pardoning Wife and Girlfriend Killers?

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I have a piece up at Slate asking that very question.

It also asks why, at the same time, Barbour hasn’t batted an eyelash at names like Cory Maye, Kennedy Brewer, Steven Hayne, Forrest Allgood, or Cedric Willis.

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9 Responses to “Why Does Haley Barbour Keep Pardoning Wife and Girlfriend Killers?”

  1. #1 |  Andrew Williams | 

    Perhaps we should find out what skeletons Barbour has in his closet.

  2. #2 |  Ken Hagler | 

    Innocent people are, I would think, a great deal less likely to provide useful services useful to a politician in the future than Barbour’s pet murderers.

  3. #3 |  Judas Peckerwood | 

    “Why Does Haley Barbour Keep Pardoning Wife and Girlfriend Killers?”

    Um, because it fits his general profile as an all-around douchebag? That’s just a guess.

  4. #4 |  Uncle Kenny | 

    Pay it forward.

  5. #5 |  Joey Maloney | 

    Now that I’ve read TFA and learned that the convicts in question all worked at the Governor’s mansion, I’m going to go with “because they were willing to suck his cock.” This is a virulently anti-gay Republican we’re talking about, remember.

    Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to.

  6. #6 |  J sub D | 

    Keep on swinging, Radley.

  7. #7 |  Cynical in CA | 

    Please forgive a momentary relapse …

    Haley Barbour is brought to you courtesy of the State.

    Perhaps someone can explain to me how this is better than anarchy.

    I’m all ears.

  8. #8 |  Saint Zero | 

    I’d go with sucker for a sob story. I’m stunned his wife puts up with his hobbies.

  9. #9 |  Danny | 

    I also wonder how many battered women who killed their abusers are languishing in the MS prison system.