America is known as the land of second chances. I ask that I be given a second chance like everyone else. My writing should be judged on its merits not the events of 8 years ago.
Martha Stewart and Larry Mendte are still on television after their convictions. Eliot Spitzer won a tv show after consorting with a prostitute.
President Obama praised the Eagles for hiring Michael Vick fresh from prison. Now the fans, who have obviously forgiven him his dog fighting charges, have voted him a finalist in the Madden competition.
Milton Street, an ex-con, is running for Mayor of Philadelphia with endorsements from major unions.
David Carr writes for the New York Times even though he published a memoir about his crack addiction.