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  •  answering my own question..... (10+ / 0-)

    It seems Obama is not much of a supporter of presidential pardons. That candidate who appealed to our higher nature doesn't seem to be much for giving these people a new lease on life.

    Nov. 2, 2012

    But Obama has parceled out forgiveness far more rarely than his recent predecessors, pardoning just 22 individuals while denying 1,019.
    He has pardoned roughly 1 of every 50 individuals whose applications were processed by the Justice Department.

    At this point in his presidency, Ronald Reagan had pardoned 1 of every 3.

    George H.W. Bush had pardoned 1 in 16.

    Bill Clinton had pardoned 1 in 8

    George W. Bush who pardoned 1 in 33.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

    by allenjo on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 01:09:55 PM PST

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