Tough subject, well done...
Those political positions of power have their perks and granting pardons is one of them. I agree with Vinson when he said that granting 215 pardons is enough to ask soem questions. I'd guess that Gov. Barbour did owe some important people some big favors and they gave him a offer he couldn't refuse.
from stem to stern
from freeze to burn
money talks and bull $hit walks
gotta love the universal truth that knows no boundries
reminds of a quote I heard Morgan freeman make
" money isn't everything till you don't have any"
People in public positions have a way of doing what they want, when they want and it doesn't matter who they hurt. I've seen it first hand and it really makes you wonder if there is one public official left in this world who is honest. makes you sick they get paid to do this on top of everything!
Interesting column, Mike!