Forever, now, when we look back in catharsis and disgust at the reign of the younger Bush, we can just say, “He pardoned a guy who killed bald eagles.” It will be metaphor powerful enough to span the reality that none of us possess a memory capable of recalling the entire list of fuckups and atrocities brought about under that man’s authority. And, it will also be an actual truth.
From Wonkette, the only blog you’ll ever need for keeping up on DC politics:
Of the 14 convicted criminals pardoned by still-president George W. Bush today, one of them got in trouble for poisoning American Bald Eagles: ‘Leslie Owen Collier of Charleston, Mo., who pleaded guilty in 1995 to unlawfully killing three bald eagles in southeast Missouri.’
Sometimes life just hands you these symbols — you couldn’t make them up on your own.