by liberal japonicus
Haley Barbour, the outgoing governor of the state I used to call home, (who apparently had seriously entertained pursuing a presidential campaign but thought better of it) decided to distribute some of that compassionate conservatism that I keep hearing about, and pardoned 221 as he was out the door. Not precisely sure about how it breaks down, but some observe that certain crimes seem to draw more compassion than others. It was apparently a particularly ham handed move, hitting the 67% constituency (the percentage of Mississippians who voted to keep the Confederate battle flag as part of the state flag) rather hard and poorly executed, because a number of the prisoners did not post public notice of their pardon requests, a state requirement, leading a judge to halt some of the releases. Whoops. And surprise, surprise, the process seems to demonstrate some racial disparaties. Who'da thunk it?
So, when Count-me-in and Russell both mentioned Louis CK in the copyright thread, this (definitely not safe for work) riff of his came to mind.
I told you it wasn't safe for work, but probably safer than a lot of his other stuff.