Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Beggars Can't Be Choosers

Gov. Grahnolm is sounding breathtakingly stupid on the Standish Maximum Correctional Facility issue. There's no logical way to envision how it would benefit Michigan to house Californian prisoners over Gitmo detainees.

First, Arnuuuuld has nothing to offer Michigan in payment but IOUs .

Second, where do these inmates go AFTER their sentence is up: Michigan or California? At the very least, one would expect most ex-Gitmo detainees to be deported.

Was Granholm REALLY on the short list for Supreme Court Justice? Gosh, I hope not.

From The Detroit Free Press:
Granholm prefers that prisons hold inmates from California, not Gitmo

Gov. Jennifer Granholm would prefer that inmates from California help fill Michigan's prisons rather than detainees from Guantánamo Bay.

"They don't present the same homeland security issues," she said this morning during a briefing with reporters.

...Granholm is awaiting California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision on whether he'll ease California's prison overcrowding situation by moving inmates to Michigan.

"We have some conditions we’ve placed on the table," she said. "They have to take them back and we won't take any IOUs."

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