Oh, look. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour thinks he’s gone from zero to hero:
Barbour decided (because he’s so magnanimous) to free two African-American sisters serving life in prison for armed robbery.
Holy frickin’ cynicism! Remember just last week Barbour was getting spanked for recalling the good ol’ days of racism in the American South.
However, if you’re Jamie and Gladys Scott, Barbour’s reasons are irrelevant. They must be very grateful to get out from under a monstrously punitive sentence for a crime that yielded them $11 bucks!
Christ on a Crutch! Mississippi is mean! Hafta remember, if the Sipp didn’t exist, I’d be tied with Arizona for the meanest. (I think Alabama hasn’t shown her ass since the midterm elections).
The judge who presided over the Scott Sisters’ case also granted bail to the Ku Klux Klansman charged with murdering three Mississippi civil rights workers in 1964.
Don’t think Barbour’s gone all soft and penitent. He recommended the Scotts “should be granted an indefinite suspension of sentence.” Paroled.
Part of the deal requires an organ donation by Gladys Scott to her ailing sister…
Very fucking China of you, Governor.
“Jamie Scott’s medical condition creates a substantial cost to the state of Mississippi.” –Haley Fucking Barbour, King Douchebag (no relation)