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Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#1 Oct 25, 2012
Romney: No Pardons for Nobodies


When he was 13 years old, Anthony Circosta shot another kid in the arm with a BB gun, which was not a nice thing to do.

And even though Circosta's shot did not break the kid's skin, Circosta was convicted of assault.

Which did not matter much as Circosta worked his way through college, joined the Army National Guard, went to Iraq and led a platoon of soldiers in the Sunni Triangle.

In 2005, while still in Iraq, Circosta petitioned then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for a pardon so that Circosta could become a police officer when he returned home. And the state Board of Pardons recommended that Circosta receive that pardon.

But Romney refused. Twice.

This has confused and upset Circosta, who clearly does not understand how politics work in this country.

"I've done everything I can to give back to my state and my community and my country, and to get brushed aside is very frustrating," Circosta, 29, told a reporter recently. Circosta now works as a project manager for a disaster restoration company in Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, Danielle, and 2-year-old daughter, Kylie.

It is not as if Circosta is some serious, unrepentant criminal like, well, like Scooter Libby, for instance, whom Romney says he might pardon if Romney ever reaches the Oval Office.

Romney says he had a standard when it came to handing out pardons as governor: He didn't want to overturn jury verdicts. And so he never granted a single pardon in his four years in office, a fact he is enormously proud of today and repeatedly raises in his speeches.

But Romney's standard is flexible when it comes to Libby, who was Dick Cheney's chief of staff and whose cause has been taken up by the conservative Republican establishment.

And Romney's true standard seems to be: No pardons for nobodies. Somebodies can catch a break.
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 25, 2012
Poor confused Honey Slew Slew: what's wrong with this opinion?
Romney said he would not overturn the decision of a jury, which shows respect for those "nobodies" who do their civic duty.
This means he was open to overturn plea deals or bench trials.
Is their any proof that he overturned a jury decision for a somebody?
You desperate Obamabots are really scraping the bottom of the scandal barrel.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Oct 25, 2012
Poor piggy, he said he'd overturn the conviction of Scooter Libby, but not a brave American Soldier...

Too bad, you're ANYTHING, but brave, right ???

Desperate, not really... Ahead CERTAINLY !!

Obama 294


Romney 244
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#4 Oct 25, 2012
Miss Piggy wrote:
Poor confused Honey Slew Slew: what's wrong with this opinion?
Romney said he would not overturn the decision of a jury, which shows respect for those "nobodies" who do their civic duty.
This means he was open to overturn plea deals or bench trials.
Is their any proof that he overturned a jury decision for a somebody?
You desperate Obamabots are really scraping the bottom of the scandal barrel.
Is the person Slew is plagiarizing saying that only "nobodies" petitioned Romney during his 4 years as Governor?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Oct 25, 2012
The writes uses commas, something you're obviously incapable of considering... Nice you ignore the MAN'S military service and value to society, IT JUST SEEMS SO RIGHT !!! SCUM SUCKER POS !!!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Oct 25, 2012
Funny, you only notice my plagiarizing and ignore your gals trademark infringement and libel... Be even funnier, when the cluckers come to roost....

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#7 Oct 25, 2012
Miss Piggy wrote:
Poor confused Honey Slew Slew: what's wrong with this opinion?
Romney said he would not overturn the decision of a jury, which shows respect for those "nobodies" who do their civic duty.
This means he was open to overturn plea deals or bench trials.
Is their any proof that he overturned a jury decision for a somebody?
You desperate Obamabots are really scraping the bottom of the scandal barrel.
What do you want to bet the first person Obama pardons on his way out is Blago?

Obama 2012...we can only hopey for changey.
"Together, we can wish and hope in one hand, and fill it up"!
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Oct 25, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Romney: No Pardons for Nobodies
When he was 13 years old, Anthony Circosta shot another kid in the arm with a BB gun, which was not a nice thing to do.
And even though Circosta's shot did not break the kid's skin, Circosta was convicted of assault.
Which did not matter much as Circosta worked his way through college, joined the Army National Guard, went to Iraq and led a platoon of soldiers in the Sunni Triangle.
In 2005, while still in Iraq, Circosta petitioned then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for a pardon so that Circosta could become a police officer when he returned home. And the state Board of Pardons recommended that Circosta receive that pardon.
But Romney refused. Twice.
This has confused and upset Circosta, who clearly does not understand how politics work in this country.
"I've done everything I can to give back to my state and my community and my country, and to get brushed aside is very frustrating," Circosta, 29, told a reporter recently. Circosta now works as a project manager for a disaster restoration company in Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, Danielle, and 2-year-old daughter, Kylie.
It is not as if Circosta is some serious, unrepentant criminal like, well, like Scooter Libby, for instance, whom Romney says he might pardon if Romney ever reaches the Oval Office.
Romney says he had a standard when it came to handing out pardons as governor: He didn't want to overturn jury verdicts. And so he never granted a single pardon in his four years in office, a fact he is enormously proud of today and repeatedly raises in his speeches.
But Romney's standard is flexible when it comes to Libby, who was Dick Cheney's chief of staff and whose cause has been taken up by the conservative Republican establishment.
And Romney's true standard seems to be: No pardons for nobodies. Somebodies can catch a break.
Rommney did the RIGHT thing. A BB gun can KILL somebody if the shot hits just the right part of the body. This is a NON story.
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Oct 25, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Funny, you only notice my plagiarizing and ignore your gals trademark infringement and libel... Be even funnier, when the cluckers come to roost....
A legal expert you are not. I could explain fair use laws or how it is impossible to libel an anonymous poster, but I doubt you would understand those concepts.
Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Oct 25, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
The writes uses commas, something you're obviously incapable of considering... Nice you ignore the MAN'S military service and value to society, IT JUST SEEMS SO RIGHT !!! SCUM SUCKER POS !!!
Was this in English? You should stop giving grammatical advice until you pass the 4th grade.

Does military service erase all past actions? From what I've seen here you don't give a rats ass about other's military service unless it fits your partisan agenda.

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