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Three Murderer-Friendly Governors on One Stage

Now this has to be some kind of record.  Last Friday, I noted that the Democratic National Convention would feature a speech by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln "Stand in the Jailhouse Door" Chafee, who is presently battling the federal government to prevent it from seeking the death penalty for murderer Jason Pleau.

But wait, there's more.  The schedule is here.

Also speaking on the same night is Maryland Governor Marvin O'Malley.  Although Maryland has the death penalty and has cases with all reviews completed, O'Malley is preventing execution of those long-overdue sentences by refusing to promulgate regulations (which the state high court says are needed) for administration of lethal injection.

But wait, there's more.

Also up is Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.  A previous governor of Massachusetts, you may recall, made a valiant effort to reinstate capital punishment in that state.  Deval Patrick is a dyed-in-the-wool opponent.  He probably won't mention that tonight.

The festivities will begin with the call to order by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the most annoying person in America now that Roseann Rosannadanna is no longer with us.


I took the time to review the night's entire agenda and list of speakers. Except for the Pledge of Allegiance by a local third grade class, the agenda is a testament to the extent to which radical progressives have hijacked the Democratic party.

I respectfully dissent from the notion that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is the most annoying person in America. There's a close first place battle between Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann.

Lowlights of morality from Deval Patrick:

"One of Patrick's biggest cases for the NAACP was McCleskey v. Kemp, the 1987 Supreme Court death-penalty appeal of Warren McCleskey, a black man who had murdered a white policeman. Patrick argued that his client's sentence should be overturned because capital punishment was unconstitutional."

"In 1985 Patrick and other NAACP lawyers successfully defended three Alabama civil rights advocates who had been [indicted] for fraud by the Justice Department in a voter-registration drive."

Indictment charges comprised voting more than once, false notarizing, obstructing justice, and ``open and fraudulently chang[ing] those ballots that had not been marked for candidates (they) supported and endorsed``.

["In 1983 he began to practice law in earnest when he joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, challenging racially biased death- penalty convictions and voting-rights cases."]

(Gale Contemporary Black Biography; Chicago Tribune)

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) [though sworn to "support the Constitution and Laws" of Maryland and the United States], said yesterday that he will for the first time
=-= personally sponsor a bill and do "everything in [his] power" to abolish capital punishment in Maryland";

=-= "he plans to invest heavy political capital to persuade the General Assembly to pass a repeal bill…even asking lawmakers to work around a Senate committee…";

=-= since 2007, "O'Malley has declined to issue new regulations allowing executions to resume.".


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