Ex-governor’s death penalty skepticism a welcome step

By , October 25, 2009 9:55 pm
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Former Texas Gov. Mark White did last week what he could never have done during his two campaigns for state attorney general and three bids for the governor’s office.

He said it is time for Texas to rethink the use of capital punishment and replace the death penalty with life in prison.

You see, no one can run a successful statewide campaign in Texas — the death penalty capital of the country — without being for capital punishment. Just ask any of the candidates already running for governor in next year’s election. They wouldn’t dare come out against the ultimate legal penalty.

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