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Clear John O'Hara's Wrongly Stained Record
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Did Joe Hynes cross ethical lines?
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Voting is a right, not a crime
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Begging the gov's pardon for John O'Hara
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo should pardon political-vendetta victim John O'Hara
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Gov. Paterson's final interview about the O'Hara pardon

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Gov. Paterson, pardon John O'Hara!
Time Union, David Kaczynski

Casting a vote made me a felon: As I later learned, the charges against me were fueled by politics
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The Ballad of John Kennedy O'Hara
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A voter, a felon and a lawyer
Times Union

Pardon him, sir: Paterson should clear Brooklyn man of the crime of voting
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Go, Alvin, Go!
Room Eight, John O'Hara

Pardon him, Governor: Brooklyn victim of political persecution should be exonerated
NY Daily News

D.A. Hynes and the Residency Meltdown
Room Eight, Vincent Nunes

Voting Isn't A Crime
New York Daily News

A Voting Outrage
Times Union, Albany

Triple Jeopardy
New York Sun

Hitting'em Where They Live
New York Daily News

Residency Redefined Under the Election Law
New York Law Journal

Voters As Convicts
Times Union, Albany

Brooklyn Eagle Cartoon

No Excuse for Slick Rick Pardon
New York Daily News


Go, Alvin, Go!

Room Eight, by John O'Hara
July 11, 2010


Politico just reported that South Carolina Senate Candidate, Alvin Greene, has been cleared by the law enforcement division of any wrongdoing in connection with that suspicious $10,440 filing fee. This proves one thing; liberals can be the worst type of racist.

If we heard a story about a cop pulling over a black man for driving an expensive car, then wouldn’t the cry be profiling? But that’s not the case with Alvin. Just exactly where did he come up with all that money, the talking heads on MSNBC wanted to know.

Well now we know. Greene received $6000 as a discharge payment from the army, and an additional $3000 in unemployment benefits. Greene cooperated with the investigation.

The interview Keith Olberman had with the democratic nominee seemed more like an interrogation, with Olberman constantly asking Greene “are you alright.” But of course the real issue was just exactly where did all that money come from. Although Senate Candidate Greene said it was money that he saved, that answer just didn’t sit right.

Neither did Mr. Greene getting sixty percent of the vote.

Now, the talking heads seem to be upset that Alvin Greene is still collecting unemployment benefits, as the condition to receiving the benefits is the duty to seek a job.

Well Mr. Greene is seeking a job.