But What If He Donates A Kidney?

Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has decided not to pardon Billy the Kid.

Apparently, Billy (the Kid, not the governor)’s supporters claim that the governor of the then-territory had promised the outlaw a pardon in exchange for testimony, but later reneged. The current governor couldn’t find proof to support the allegation, and left the status quo in place, which I suppose helps him avoid the “soft on crime” tag.

And an interesting aside — the governor who allegedly offered the pardon originally was Gen. Lew Wallace, who also was the creator of a book that became a staple of holiday movies.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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