George W. Bush Pardons Murderer of Bald Eagle
Well, this is rich: Of the 14 convicted criminals pardoned by still-president George W. Bush today, one of them got in trouble for poisoning American Bald Eagles: "Leslie Owen Collier of Charleston, Mo., who pleaded guilty in 1995 to unlawfully killing three bald eagles in southeast Missouri."
According to AP, Collier "was convicted for unauthorized use of a pesticide and violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, was sentenced Feb. 2, 1996 in the Eastern District of Missouri." So yeah, pardon that dude, quick! The Republicans just barely won Missouri this year, so it's important to lock up the rest of the bald-eagle-hating vote.
Everybody else who got pardoned or released from prison was some kind of coke dealer who Bush knew "back in the day."
Bush pardons 14 and commutes 2 prison sentences [Associated Press]