Took, Took, Tookie Goodbye!
I am not, despite my moss-backed conservatism, a fan of the death penalty. I remember reading a Bob Tyrrell column of a couple of years ago which laid out the conservative case against the death penalty and it was persuasive. However, the lies supporting clemency for multiple murder "Tookie" Williams bring no credit on the celebrities who have chosen to lionize the predator and ignore the vicitims.
Add mush-mouthed professional agitator and faux reverend Jesse Jackson to the mix, likening Tookie to Nelson Mandela, and it's a slam dunk. Society is served by removing the weeds from the garden.