Now, I know we spend most of our time here calling out the bad guys, but in Monday’s Courier-News column we call out a good guy! Sometimes you have to throw a changeup to keep ’em guessing about the fastball.
Joe is a true Republican in the sense of giving people who made a poor choice a real chance to change their lot. And isn’t that the primary GOP plank – pulling yourself up by the bootstraps? Sometimes a little extra tug is just what those folks need.
And every citizen his office keeps out of jail saves us real money. Remember, it costs $22,000 a year to house an inmate in Illinois and prison tends to be nothing more than a college for criminals.
Ah yes! The value of mercy should never be strained.