Bush Blasted Over Ramos and Compean

Right-wing activists are livid that President Bush did not pardon convicted Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean over Thanksgiving: “A group of Christian and evangelical leaders — including Paul M. Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition and David A. Keene of the American Conservative Union — excoriated Bush, saying his inaction ran counter to compassionate conservatism and Christian values. ‘It’s unfortunate that the president missed the opportunity to demonstrate his compassion,’ the group said Friday. ‘Such an act would have exemplified the fellowship and spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday and put to rest heartfelt concerns over the inhumane treatment of these two agents.'”