Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pardon Billy the Kid?

New Mexico Governor Considers Pardon for Billy the Kid

According to this article I found on Fox News, the governor of New Mexico is considering giving Billy the Kid a posthumous pardon.

I have to ask, what possible purpose could this ever serve?

The governor stated that he wants to fulfill the promise that territorial governor Lew Wallace gave to Billy the Kid to give him a pardon.  For those that don't know their history, Governor Wallace offered a pardon to Billy the Kid in return for his testimony against the participants of the old Lincoln County War.

I just don't see the point myself.

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