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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Haley's hijinks

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is now the poster child of the hypocrisy of Republican politics.

The supposedly law and order Republican offered 193 full and unconditional pardons -- including 17 convicted murders -- on his way out the door and back to his lucrative lobbying business.

The right was inflamed when Bill Clinton issued pardons as he headed out of the door. As for Barbour, listen to GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, who ran Mitt Romney's 2008 campaign:
“Haley is so well respected in the party that he still remains a hugely powerful force. He built the party that we have today from Reagan on, so there isn’t a better fund-raiser, a better organizational leader in the Republican Party.”
Apparently not all sins are created equal in today's Republican Party. What a shock.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from the right and I'm disgusted. He should turn in his conservative credentials. He lost all credibility with me. I hope the media skewers him if he ever sticks his head in national politics again.

January 15, 2012 1:47 PM  

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