Many Conservative Americans are scratching their heads and trying to figure out what IN HELL has gotten into some of the better-known names of the Republican Party. Must have learned too much from Clinton, Bush and Barky.
Former RNC chairman and later Governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, pardoned nearly 200 criminals on his last days in office. Some of them are violent offenders...showing why they were put in prison. (link)
Of course, this is the same Haley Barbour who teamed up with Newt 'the Puke' Gingrich to cram the Contract With (ON) America down our throats back during the 1992-1996 time frame.
Of course, this is the same Haley Barbour who illegally financed The National Policy Forum while RNC Chairman and it had to be disbanded due to a lawsuit the DNC filed via the Federal Elections Commission. I was there but did not know the National Policy Forum had been illegally financed. I resigned and cut all affiliations with the RNC. When it later surfaced with legal funding they had changed the name to Project for A New American Century. You remember, the PNAC gang, the advocates of 'another Pearl Harbor' so the US could launch its bogus Global War on Terror and be the rulers of the world.
Uh, they failed. They lied, many have died, and we lost in Afghanistan and Iraq. If you have been paying attention to Libya, we did not win that one either.
Of course, this is the same Haley Barbour who was Governor of Mississippi when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and the delayed response from the US government (and the Governor) was because of all the lobbying going on behind the scenes over WHO was going to get the big juicy contracts under Federal Disaster Relief, aka: FEMA.
Barbour Griffith & Rogers, LLC was scrambling all over the place to make sure just the right persons got those fat disaster relief contracts. Yes, it is the one and the same Haley Barbour, using his influence from the Governor's Office as a lobbyist on who was going to get those lucrative federal contracts.
Of course, this is the same Haley Barbour that Bloomberg News correctly and accurately accused of profiteering from Hurricane Katrina through his Barbour Griffith & Rogers LLC lobbying firm in Washington, DC. His only defense was 'the Devil made him do it'.
In a way, Fat Boy Haley reminds me very much of Bill and Hillary Clinton. There is no conflict of interest too big to overcome or overlook if enough money is involved.
America needs to get rid of the RNC and DNC. They are both corrupt and rotten to the core.
So, congratulations Boss Hog Barbour. You proved you are still a pig.