Mississippi Wisely Prevents Governor From Pardoning a Bunch of Murderers

In response to the outrage over Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour pardoning a slew of convicted murderers on his way out of office, the state's corrections commissioner said, "This is just something that happens." Thankfully, officials in the state refuse to accept that there's simply nothing you can do when a… » 1/12/12 1:10pm 1/12/12 1:10pm

Generous Governor Pardons Men Who Murdered Their Wives

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is leaving office today, and he's done something to ensure that a certain group will never forget him. People whose family members were murdered now have to live with the knowledge that their loved one's killer is on the loose because Barbour decided to pardon several inmates,… » 1/10/12 12:15pm 1/10/12 12:15pm

The "Reluctant First Lady" Is Now A Thing

Few in their right minds truly want to be first lady, or go through the increasingly circus-like process of trying to become one. Politico, and the breed of horse-race, minutiae-driven reporting it represents, hasn't make this any easier, and now here it is recognizing the newly frank reluctance of some prospective… » 4/25/11 10:40am 4/25/11 10:40am

— Marsha Barbour

Wife of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (former Republican national chairman who might run in 2012) after hearing the reception Michelle Obama received at Brinkley Middle School in Jackson, MS. [Politico] » 3/04/10 5:40pm 3/04/10 5:40pm

In The Tank: Sasha Obama Takes Rahm Emanuel For A Wet 'N Wild Hawaiian…

Last night's White House-hosted Congressional luau featured a dunk tank — and, even better, Rahm Emanuel on the hot seat! Gawker's Alex Pareene and I discuss that, fat-bottomed girls, Governor Mark Sanford and Michelle Bachmann's special brand of crazy. » 6/26/09 10:00am 6/26/09 10:00am

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