December 11, 2005
Tookie In a Coal Mine
Simply put, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision on clemency for Stanley "Tookie" Williams will be a harbinger of next year's campaign.
We already know that the Governator is running for reelection... but we don't know as what. So here is my prediction:
- If Arnold denies clemency, he will run for reelection as a Republican;
- If he grants clemency, then he will leave the Republican Party and run for reelection as an Independent.
I sure hope for the former; but if the latter happens, we'll all have the enormous satisfaction of saying "I told you so!" to Daniel Weintraub of the Sacramento Bee-blog California Insider, who has argued for several days now that Arnold's appointment of liberal Democrat Susan Kennedy shows that Schwarzenegger is bringing Democrats over to his cause -- not that Ms. Kennedy has been moving Arnold Schwarzenegger over to hers, as most conservatives believe.
I suppose it won't be too long before we find out who's right.
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The following hissed in response by: RBMN
The problem with the clemency argument (that Tookie and his friends use) on Monday December 12, 2005--that Tookie has turned his life around--is that Tookie has never admitted that he's in prison for any specific crime or crimes, that he specifically committed. So what did he turn his life around from? The first step for Tookie would be to tell the truth for a change.
The arguument that he's not guilty, has been asked and answered at every level of the State and Federal appeals system. The answer: Tookie had a fair trial, with adequate evidence of guilt, and the jury said that Tookie did it. Case closed. Bring in the needle. Let the victims families at least get the peace of knowing that Tookie Williams will never hurt another soul.
The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist
Tookie In a Coal Mine
If i can get him shipped to Florida, his cur-arse will become a *GOLD* Mine!!!!!!!
Tookie...beg some more, a lot more, and maybe you will end up in Florida. i can save you, but you need to beg harder...
The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist at December 11, 2005 10:34 PM
The following hissed in response by: Steven Den Beste
Arnold's answer was "No".
The above hissed in response by: Steven Den Beste at December 12, 2005 1:24 PM
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