Enough with all these thread bashing Bush’s record as President.
Let’s talk about his record as Governor.
Okay, seriously, it’s an old issue but I was just reading an old article about Bush’s decision in 1998 to commute the death sentence of Henry Lee Lucas to life imprisonment.
I understand that there were questions about Lucas’ guilt for the specific crimes he was convicted of. But Bush had shown he was willing to ignore issues like that with other people whose guilt was much more questionable than Lucas’. Why would he have had qualms about executing Lucas that he didn’t have for anyone else?
I also understand there may have been a political element involved. Bush was already considering a Presidential run in 1998 and it was likely his record of zero commutations would be a campaign issue. But why pick Lucas if he was looking for a symbolic commutation? Was it just the timing?
Let’s try to keep this reasonably on topic.