Update: Headline should say Commutation (not Pardon). Thanks PP.
The AP just nails it. Mitt Romney’s pandering and lies only go so far, he’s becoming a parody of himself (emphasis mine)
Romney often proudly points out that he was the first governor in modern Massachusetts history to deny every request for a pardon or commutation during his four years in office. He says he refused pardons because he didn’t want to overturn a jury.
One example noted was Anthony Circosta who Mitt twice rejected for a pardon. What did Anthony do and why he was requesting a pardon you ask?
..at age 13 was convicted of assault for shooting another boy in the arm with a BB gun – a shot that didn’t break the skin. Circosta worked his way through college, joined the Army National Guard and led a platoon of 20 soldiers in Iraq’s deadly Sunni triangle.
In 2005, as he was serving in Iraq, he sought a pardon to fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer.
Um, sorry no pardon for you. Don’t want to overturn a jury.
When asked about Libby’s pardon Romney said it was “Reasonable”.