In a move that is about goddamn time, President Bush has finally commuted the sentences of border patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. The

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Bush Frees Ramos and Compean

In a move that is about goddamn time, President Bush has finally commuted the sentences of border patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. The two had been convicted of shooting and wounding a Mexican drug dealer.

The two were ordered to serve 11 and 12 years in prison.

The pardon is also too little, too late in terms of patching up the Administration's stormy relationship with W's conservative base. There is not a lot of love lost with those who are upset that two law enforcement officers have been left to rot in prison since 2006, because of the word of a drug dealer who was caught in the act of smuggling 750 pounds of marijuana on this side of the border.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, much of the President's low approval ratings stem from Bush going squishy and lurching to the left on domestic policy issues such as governmental spending, education and (according to his most vocal critics on the right) granting "amnesty" to illegal immigrants.

 
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