Posted: 1/21/2001 12:54:49 PM EDT
The White House
January 19, 2001
Mr. John Hinkley
St. Elizabeth Hospital
Hillary and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery.
In our country's new spirit of understanding and forgiveness we want you to know there is a bilateral consensus of compassion and forgiveness abroad throughout the land. Hillary and I want you to know that no grudge is born against you for shooting President Reagan.
We, above all, are aware of how the mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation.
As such, as one of my lasts acts as President of the country, I hereby issue you a full pardon and ordered your release from the hospital as soon as possible.
Hillary and I are confident that you will have made complete recovery and that you should return to your family to join the world again as a healthy
and productive young man.
P.S. George Bush is banging Jodie Foster[/size=3]
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