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GOP's Cornyn Makes Final Plea to Free Border Agents
Newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:26 PM | Dave Eberhart

Posted on 01/17/2009 6:08:38 AM PST by BellStar

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made a final plea this week to President George Bush to commute the sentences of jailed U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. “Because of the excesses of the prosecution against them, they will continue to sit alone in those cells for another decade,” Cornyn wrote, according to a report in the WorldNetDaily. “That is unless President Bush commutes their unjust sentences. In his remaining days as president, I ask President Bush to show mercy and use his clemency power to give back Agents Ramos and Compean the next 10 years of their lives.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 111th; agents; border; bush; compean; cornyn; digg; pardons; ramos
Please God hear their Plea!
1 posted on 01/17/2009 6:08:38 AM PST by BellStar
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To: BellStar

The President needs to commute those wildly unfair jail sentences.


2 posted on 01/17/2009 6:12:12 AM PST by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: BellStar
He wont do it.

Stubborn.

Unfair.

Bought-off.

3 posted on 01/17/2009 6:16:28 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Despite 23,000+Fellow Americans Offed On US Soil By Illegals, Thanks "W" For Our Safety For 8 Years!)
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To: BellStar

I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be better to get 0be to do the pardon. It could be the first (and likely only) rectification of bad outcomes of the Bush Justice System.


4 posted on 01/17/2009 6:16:45 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Also:

Misplaced loyalty to former aide Johnny Sutton.

5 posted on 01/17/2009 6:17:53 AM PST by writmeister
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To: fleagle

Ya know, Bush could replace Ramos and Compeaon with Johnny Sutton ... or is our new affirmative-action, community organizer in chief going to keep Sutton in the job?


6 posted on 01/17/2009 6:19:41 AM PST by ByteMercenary (9-11: supported everywhere by followers of the the cult of islam.)
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To: writmeister

Bush seems to prefer to pardon drug offenders, but will probably let these guys rot in prison. If he does, shame on him.


7 posted on 01/17/2009 6:20:00 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: BellStar
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made a final plea this week to President George Bush to commute the sentences of jailed U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

If the President fails to pardon these two innocent victims, it will leave an indelible stain on his legacy, as much or more than the stain on Monica's blue dress! I will find it difficult to vote for any Bush, even for dog catcher; to me, the lack of compassion will reflect on the entire Bush family, IMO.

8 posted on 01/17/2009 6:26:49 AM PST by olezip
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To: olezip

I’m sure the GOP bluebloods are already setting things up for an Jeb run just like they did with GWB.


9 posted on 01/17/2009 6:30:51 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Bush seems to be loyal to his prosecuter that he asked to punish these men. Seems Bush was trying to gain points with Mexican authorities and sacrificed these men. History will not serve the President well in this regard.

This si not being stubborn. This is being self serving.


10 posted on 01/17/2009 6:33:12 AM PST by paguch
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To: BellStar

I dont think he will pardon them either,

It wil be to his shame.


11 posted on 01/17/2009 6:35:39 AM PST by Venturer
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To: BellStar

One of the biggest of W’s f**k ups. What an injustice done to these two Leos.


12 posted on 01/17/2009 6:37:22 AM PST by calex59
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To: calex59

Oh, but, but, but “he kept us safe”!! /sarcasm


13 posted on 01/17/2009 6:40:02 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Despite 23,000+Fellow Americans Offed On US Soil By Illegals, Thanks "W" For Our Safety For 8 Years!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Be careful, you are going to upset the “Pray for W” dude.


14 posted on 01/17/2009 6:42:59 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: AmericanInTokyo

That seems to be what it has come down to. I worked for Bush both terms in pushing for him to become and remain President and I am sad to say it has come down to “there has been no attack on our soil since 09/11”, which is commendable! No doubt.

Sadly though, there are plenty of other things that have frustrated me beyond belief. Most especially in the past year.


15 posted on 01/17/2009 6:48:17 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

I’m not under any delusion that the US has been a welfare state for many decades now but GWB slammed on the accelerator to make this country undeniably socialist economically.


16 posted on 01/17/2009 6:54:27 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I’ve wondered about that too. His actions with regards to illegal immigration and anything that threatens it make me think he’s on retainer to interests in Mexico.


17 posted on 01/17/2009 7:31:40 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: writmeister

Google Johnny Sutton what a mess this man has made.


18 posted on 01/17/2009 7:50:34 AM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

The US has been a welfare state for Mexico.


19 posted on 01/17/2009 7:52:24 AM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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To: olezip
If the President fails to pardon these two innocent victims, it will it will be his legacy. I would hate that for him but it is his base the folks who like him that will be disappointed and grow to despise him over this stubborn refusal to do the right thing by Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
20 posted on 01/17/2009 7:59:12 AM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Johnny Sutton is a Bush Buddy. Bush will never turn against a Bush Buddy who hasn’t turned against him.


21 posted on 01/17/2009 8:02:10 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: olezip

Open-border RINO thugs. The Clintons and O are owned by all middle eastern money and the Bushes are owned by the Saudis and Mexico.

Maybe Coryn could have spoken up against the usurper and we could have awaken some patriotism in the cowardly politicians who ignore the Constitution.


22 posted on 01/17/2009 8:41:23 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: bimboeruption; SumProVita; clee1; bcsco; spectre; truthkeeper; processing please hold; antceecee; ..

I will be sad if he faills us on this.


23 posted on 01/17/2009 8:41:48 AM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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To: ByteMercenary
Sutton is history, and none too soon.

Community organizer in chief. I love it.
24 posted on 01/17/2009 8:44:43 AM PST by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: BellStar

I would really like to know why he hasn’t already done so....


25 posted on 01/17/2009 8:45:48 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: SumProVita
“I would really like to know why he hasn't’t already done so....”

People have made wild guesses and some pretty good guesses none of them are probably the real reason. I wish someone could channel the mind of Bush and tell us why?

26 posted on 01/17/2009 8:50:38 AM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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To: olezip

I agree. If he fails to issue either a pardon or a commutation of their sentences, it will continue a grave injustice that is now his and his alone.


27 posted on 01/17/2009 8:52:40 AM PST by Postman
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To: Comparative Advantage; AmericanInTokyo
Be careful, you are going to upset the “Pray for W” dude.

LOL!

28 posted on 01/17/2009 8:52:54 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: fleagle

He just better do it already.


29 posted on 01/17/2009 11:10:31 AM PST by romanesq
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Someone tell me again that GWB, for all his faults, is an “honorable” man.

When my daughter was growing up I told her very simply that if a person does not have loyalty and personal honor, that person is worthless. Measure Bush with that yardstick and tell me what you get.


30 posted on 01/17/2009 11:58:33 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: calex59
One of the biggest of W’s f**k ups.

That would imply that W doesn't realize what he is doing. I don't believe that to be the case. This is a deliberate and calculated course of action on his part. Motives? Take your pick. But I darn sure wouldn't want W covering my back.

31 posted on 01/17/2009 12:03:13 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

What does everyone expect? Ollie north was doing exactly what the White house instructed him to legally do. They Didn’t pardon him. He almost lost him military pension.

But Bush whipped out a pardon for Scooter faster than a Wyatt Earp quick draw.


32 posted on 01/17/2009 12:29:34 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

What does everyone expect? Ollie north was doing exactly what the White house instructed him to legally do. They Didn’t pardon him. He almost lost him military pension.

But Bush whipped out a pardon for Scooter faster than a Wyatt Earp quick draw.


33 posted on 01/17/2009 12:30:35 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Comparative Advantage

I pray for George W. Bush to have a heart of flesh instead of a heart of stone.

I am so disappointed in him. I wonder if a one term John Kerry might not have been better than a two term W.Bush.


34 posted on 01/17/2009 12:38:57 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The American Form of Government . . . http://www.flixxy.com/political-systems.htm)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I didn’t mean to imply the action wasn’t deliberate. Deliberate or not it was a f**k up, he made many trying to be a “compassionate” conservative and only succeeded in screwing most things up.


35 posted on 01/17/2009 12:51:01 PM PST by calex59
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To: BellStar

Bush commuted the sentence of that little pigshit Lewis Libby. Why not Compean/Ramos?


36 posted on 01/17/2009 2:57:02 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Paladin2
I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be better to get 0be to do the pardon.

My wife thinks Obama will indeed commute their sentence, to curry more favor with the right.

37 posted on 01/17/2009 2:57:55 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: BellStar

I don’t think that the Mexicans will give him permission to do so.


38 posted on 01/17/2009 3:41:38 PM PST by PAR35
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To: montag813

She’d be correct.


39 posted on 01/17/2009 4:37:31 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I am surprised that Senator Cornyn (whom I supported in every general election he has been on the ballot, but not the 1998 primary for attorney general) would make such a request. He knows how stubborn GWB is and how determined GWB is to stick it to conservatives. Conservatives did not betray GWB; he betrayed conservatives!


40 posted on 01/17/2009 5:39:42 PM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: BellStar

I think the reasons are two-fold: blind loyalty to Johnny Sutton and a desire to stick it to the conservatives who nominated him in 2000.


41 posted on 01/17/2009 5:42:28 PM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: BellStar

But the Bush-bots always say he is a “good man”. That’s not even true, as this case shows.


42 posted on 01/17/2009 5:45:30 PM PST by Theodore R. (GWB is neither "compassionate nor conservative.")
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To: Theodore R.
“A desire to stick it to the conservatives who nominated him in 2000.”

I can't and don't want to believe that is true. I'm not that blind! More here that we don't know.

43 posted on 01/17/2009 6:08:13 PM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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To: BellStar

PARDOND BY BUSH TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


44 posted on 01/19/2009 9:59:51 AM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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To: BellStar

Commuted. Oi!

The action by the president, who believes the border agents received fair trials and that the verdicts were just, does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes, the official said.

Compean and Ramos, who have served about two years of their sentences, are expected to be released from prison within the next two months.


45 posted on 01/19/2009 10:44:26 AM PST by BellStar (Please God give us another Chance!)
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