President Bush: Stingy with the pardons

March 26, 2008 5:01:20 AM PDT
Two men from New Jersey are among 15 people pardoned by President Bush.

George Bauckham of Oak Ridge received five years probation in 1958 for the unlawfully detention or delay of the mail by a postal employee.

Robert Milroy of Cinnaminson was sentenced to 7 1/2 years prison in 1975 for heroin importation.

Bush has been stingy about handing out such reprieves. With about nine months left in his administration, he has granted 157 pardons. That's less than half as many as Presidents Clinton or Reagan issued during their time in office. Both were two-term presidents.


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