Governor Sarah Palin signed House Bill 69 to stop future Bill Clinton-like "last days in office abuse" of the Pardon Power as the man she defeated Frank Murkowski granted a Pardon to a corporate executive in connection with the death of an employee in 1999.
Governor James Gilmore in 2000 granted a Pardon to Earl Washington, Jr. when he learned of the Forensic Evidence that exonerated Washington.
Governor Mark Warner received two letters from Franklin Washington in 2002, but failed to act to Pardon Jeff Washington.
Governor Tim Kaine was first informed of the necessity to Pardon Jeff Washington on 29 August a.d. 2008 by letter, and in person in conversation with this reporter, and with another letter and a over 70 page notebook of supporting materials on 14 October a.d. 2008.
Please call Governor Tim Kaine to encourage him to "do my Duty to God and my Country" as George Washington once said, and see the wisdom in the Absolute Pardon of Jeff Washington.
The contact information for Governor Kaine is:
Office of the Governor
Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 786-2211
Fax: (804) 371-6351