As you
probably already know, they executed Dale Leo Bishop in Mississippi
last night. I had urged readers to write  to Governor Haley Barbour and
respectfully request that he commute Bishop’s death sentence to life
imprisonment, since he did not actually murder anyone, although he did
take part in a terrible crime. Barbour refused — even though he had
just released a man who had murdered his wife in the street: blew her
head off with a shotgun. But that actual murderer had been a servant in
Barbour’s mansion; wiping the dribble off Barbour’s jowls is obviously
a qualification for clemency. So the wife-murderer is free, while the
non-murderer Bishop is dead.

The execution took place at the dinner hour, 6 p.m. Perhaps Barbour was
just sitting down to a nice juicy steak as his minions were putting a
syringe full of poison into Bishop’s bloodstream. We can only hope the
dead flesh Barbour devoured during the course of the execution will
clot the bowels of the bloodthirsty, graft-bloated son of a bitch. (And
we mean that in the most respectful sense, of course.)

Well, the deed is done. The world moves on. It’s just too bad for Dale
Leo Bishop that he was only involved in a single murder; if he had
slaughtered a million people, like Barbour’s good buddy, George W.
Bush, no doubt he’d be a free man today.

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