To no one's surprise, Donald Trump has pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
As I wrote recently, though I was glad to see Arpaio convicted, I didn't want him to get any jail time. But, in this latest outrage, Trump once again endorses racism, and also lawlessness for the rich and powerful. It reminds me of how Trump's friend Bill Clinton pardoned Arizona Governor Fife Symington, who had been convicted on six counts of fraud and sentenced to a few years in prison. At that time, I noted that F. Scott Fitzgerald was right: The rich are not like the rest of us.
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dogo barry graham
author, poet, journalist, zen buddhist monk in glasgow. socialist, for scottish independence.