I second plain talk's assessment. In fact, your post wasn't just stupid, it was appallingly stupid. How would California's executing the violent thug make Bush look stupid? Bush has nothing to do with it.
It has the potential to make Bush look like a fool because the case has become politicized. Politicized justice translates into no justice at all. When this happens it's best just to back off...
Quite simply, politically you'll never please more than about half of the populace, and you'll further alienate the other half. A populace that, I might add, has their own mix of political and moral issues.
These maters need to decided based on facts, not what's good or bad for some politician. The later is a miscarriage of justice and it ultimately harms those involved.
None of us know what the deal is with this Williams character. If you state that you do, you are a fool. Convicting someone in court does not imply that they did it, anymore than acquitting them implies that they didn't. (Would either of you suggest that OJ DIDN'T kill that woman, just because he was acquitted?) I think not. Well, it works both ways.
I personally object to the death penalty, but not because I don't believe in "An eye for an eye". My objection lies in the corruption and incompetence of our justice system.
Dozens of men have been released form death row, because of the efforts of a Nun and a pack of high school kids along with a smattering of paralegals. These men have been exonerated with DNA evidence.
There is no question that the state has executed innocent people... I find that unacceptable. If high school kids can somehow discern the truth, then the government should be able to. The state should have an overriding interest in justice... They do not.
Until that changes, I will oppose the death penalty. You should too.