Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pardon my disgust - Updated

Tone deaf to the end. In a tribute to the Christmas spirit Bush issued a new round of pardons today. The most notable being for Isaac Toussie, a 36 year old real estate "developer" who is alleged to have defrauded some 436 minority homeowners, tricking them into buying substandard houses they couldn't afford. It's surely a mere coincidence that the man's father recently made his first time ever donation to the GOP party to the tune of $28,500.

Worse yet, to my thinking, is the guy had already served his sentence, such as it was and it wasn't much of a punishment and he's still working in the real estate business. Why do I have the feeling he's one of those 'developers,' (read that speculators) who are asking for a bailout before their refinancing terms kick in?

Update: Well that was fast. Never mind the pardon. Bush rescinded it "pending further investigation." They're billing it as a procedural error. Surprising. I can't recall the White House ever caving to negative press so quickly before.

[More posts daily at The Detroit News.]

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Blogger danps said...

I think Bush just wants to make extra sure we don't miss him

Merry Christmas, Libby! I've got a few quiet minutes before the kids wake up and all hell breaks loose....

6:18:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks Dan. Same to you. Peace and joy to you and yours.

11:00:00 AM  

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