4 thoughts on “Perfect fit for “inside the Beltway”

  1. Déjà vu says:

    “William R. Horton (born August 12, 1951) is an American convicted felon who, while serving a life sentence for murder (without the possibility of parole), was the beneficiary of a Massachusetts weekend furlough program. He did not return from his furlough and ultimately committed assault, armed robbery, and rape before being captured and sentenced in Maryland, where he remains incarcerated.
    The controversy over Horton’s furlough became a major issue in the 1988 presidential election, as US Vice President and Republican nominee George H. W. Bush brought Horton up frequently during his campaign against Massachusetts governor and Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis. A prominent PAC ad for Bush about Horton has been widely characterized as a textbook example of dog-whistle politics.”

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