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Setting execution dates is another difficult task, “no matter how heinous the crime, and even though the person was convicted and sentenced in a court of law.”
But it's all part of the job, and the job needs doing, and defending. A great cynicism has descended on the country, Beebe says, and “All of us are under an obligation to try to restore faith in our institutions. Cynics say that all politicians are crooks and liars. That's as dangerous to our democracy as just about anything.
“Restoring people's faith in the institutions of the best form of self-governance ever created is a worthy cause. If you want to plant a flag on me for a cause, that's a good one to plant.”
He grows on you.