Now that it is pardon season with an outgoing President there are a lot of opinions being thrown around about who should receive a sacred Presidential gift.
However, there is one unlikely politician pushing for a pardon for Julian Assange and she deserves some praise for it. From the Daily Beast:
Sarah Palin is publicly calling for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to receive a pardon. The former Alaska governor’s own leaked private messages were posted by Wikileaks after she was tapped to serve as John McCain’s running mate in 2008. But in a YouTube video on Saturday, Palin says it was a “mistake” for her to ever come out against Assange. “I made a mistake some years ago, not supporting Julian Assange— thinking that he was a bad guy, that he leaked material that perhaps he shouldn’t,” she said. “And I’ve learned a lot since then, and I think Julian did the right thing, and Julian did us all a favor in America. … He deserves a pardon,” she said, adding that Assange also should be recognized for what “he has done in the name of real journalism.”
We couldn’t agree more and you can read our analysis here for a pardon of Assange.