Arkansas Governor Pardons Own Son’s Drug Charges Because He’s A Super Cool Dad


Mike Beebe, the Governor of the great state of Arkansas, doesn’t have much time left on the clock in his seat of executive power. His second term is up in a few months and he’s about to be succeeded by a Republican because, you know, #Democrats. So what’s a guy to do with the last vestiges of power in a position he’s held since 2007? Why, get rid of his son’s felony drug charges, of course.

According to CNN, Kyle Beebe, 34, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance (read: Marijuana) with intent to deliver. He was charged in 2003, was fined and sentenced to three years probation, which he already served. Beebe is one of 25 executive pardons for drug offenders that Governor Beebe will be issuing.

“Mr. Governor, I am asking for a second chance at life. I am asking for a second chance to be the man that I know that I can be. At the time of my arrest I was living in a fantasy world, not reality. I was young and dumb. At that time in my life I felt like I was missing something and I tried to fill that emptiness by selling drugs.”

“I would have done it a long time ago if he’d have asked, but he took his sweet time about asking. He was embarrassed. He’s still embarrassed, and frankly, I was embarrassed and his mother was embarrassed,” the Governor told local reporters.

Man, what a lucky kid. If my dad were governor, he would’ve found some way to punish me even more. He probably would have beaten me with some kind of executive crowbar or something. Good for Governor Beebe for giving people a second chance, including his own son. Who says Nepotism is dead?

[via Gawker]

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