CL – Bryant on right track in pardon issue

Newly inaugurated Gov. Phil Bryant seems to be on the right track in rejecting the trusty clemency policy followed by his predecessor, Gov. Haley Barbour.

But an individual policy by an individual governor is not be the best way to address the issue.

Barbour is still facing a firestorm of criticism in the wake of granting clemency to more than 200 criminals as he left the Governor’s Mansion.

The issue has overshadowed the first days of Gov. Bryant’s administration which normally are something of a honeymoon for a new governor.

Clarion Ledger
1/15/12