"The Illinois Combine is pushing hard to have President George W. Bush release corrupt former Republican Gov. George Ryan from prison, though he's served only a little more than a year of his 6-year sentence on corruption, fraud and other charges.'Nuff said.
Sen. Dick Durbin has written Bush a heartbreaking letter on Ryan's behalf. Durbin's Democratic Senate colleague—now President-elect Barack Obama—doesn't think it appropriate to get involved in the matter.
But you can get involved. This time, you can act.
You can e-mail Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write him at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500."
Kass includes a letter from Janet Willis, whose children were the casualties of political corruption, to U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer at Ryan's sentencing in 2006. He suggests that you might consider including a copy. Read it all here.