Why hasn’t Attorney General Jay Nixon weighed in on the US Supreme Court decision on using the death penalty for child rapists?
On Wednesday Governor Matt Blunt and two leading Attorney General candidates spoke up about their dissatisfaction about the ruling, which denies the right to apply the death penalty in cases of child rape. Both Michael Gibbons and Chris Koster took the path of leaders and went on the record with their opposition.
But, so far, no word from our state’s top lawyer. The citizens of Missouri deserve to know if their Attorney General, and a man who wants to be Governor, will support a prosecutor’s right to seek the death penalty for one of the sickest crimes imaginable.
Nixon is not known for his leadership, of course. The Source reported on his delay in signing a letter with ten other states attorneys general regarding California's gay marriage decision. Word came yesterday through some sunshine-obtained correspondence that Nixon was waiting until more states signed on. “It will matter to us how many states are on the letter,” emailed a Nixon underling.
Talk about passing the buck! Harry Truman would be ashamed.