Simon Black’s weekly collation of government-related absurdities, from sovereignman.com:
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Kentucky Governor Pardons Murderer after family’s fundraiser
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin lost reelection in November.
But the governor still had some campaign debt to retire. And it’s not easy to convince people to donate to a campaign that already lost.
Still, one family managed to raise over $20,000 for the governor at a fundraiser they held for him after he lost the election, but before he left office.
Why would they do this? Perhaps it is related to the fact that a few weeks later, Governor Bevin pardoned the fundraiser’s brother– a convicted murderer.
The brother was serving a 19 year sentence for dressing as a cop, invading a man’s home, and shooting him to death.
Believe it or not, that wasn’t the only questionable– to say the least– pardon of the 428 issued by the governor since he lost reelection.