10 May 2008 A Novel Approach to Requesting a Pardon for Ramos and Compean
David Almasi shares an idea for a novel approach to a pardon request to President Bush for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean:
“Mr. President, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your ranch on the wedding day of your daughter. And may their first child be a masculine child.”Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie has been a long-standing advocate of a presidential pardon or commuting of the prison sentences of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. In fact, Project 21 has successfully enlisted the support of black churches across America for a special “National Day of Prayer for Jailed Border Agents and All Law Enforcement” on Sunday, May 11. More information on the case and the need for a pardon can be found in Mychal’s Washington Times column, is available here.
Saturday is Jenna Bush’s wedding. Since previous pleas have for clemency have fallen on deaf ears, perhaps a page can be taken from Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. Someone who’s been invited to the Crawford, Texas nuptials needs to put the question of freedom for Ramos and Compean to President Bush tomorrow. Since, according to Puzo’s story, “no Sicilian can refuse a request on his daughter’s wedding day,” maybe something similar can be arranged with the President.
I know he’s not Sicilian, but it’s worth a try. Patriotism and logic have failed thus far.