Pubdate: Wed, 08 Dec 1999
Date: 12/08/1999
Source: Raytown Dispatch-Tribune (MO)
Author: Anonymous

EDITOR: When they asked George W. Bush about his drug habit, he said
that was just when he was young, which for him stretches from birth to
age 40. But when he was governor, Bush backed getting tough on drugs,
which sent thousands of young men and women to prison for possessing
small amounts of cocaine or marijuana.  Bush claims he's a
compassionate conservative.  I wonder if he has any compassion for all
the young people he had locked away for doing the same thing he did
when he was young.  If Bush is so compassionate, why did he mock and
make fun of a repentant woman on death row after he denied the pleas
of religious leaders to spare her life?