Questions I'd Like to Ask George Bush
By George Castelle
Chief Public Defender, Charleston, W.Va.
Do you support the current drug laws in the State of Texas?
Under the current drug laws, what would be the penalties for the offenses that you committed?
If you admitted your offenses, what would be the total number of years that you would be serving in prison?
Would you also have been convicted under the Texas "three strikes" law?
How many minorities are in Texas prisons today, convicted of the same offenses that you got away with?
Have you ever commuted a sentence for drug offenses like the ones you committed, or do you make everyone who gets caught doing what you did serve the full sentence?
Do you think you should serve your full sentence?
Do you believe in cooperating with the police in their efforts to enforce the drug laws?
If so, who was your dealer?