Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the wives of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose sentences were commuted by President Bush Monday will appear as exclusive guests in today’s debut of Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck program.
Palin will be among the first guests and during a live interview with Beck’s show, which will air at 5 pm ET. The former Republican vice-presidential candidate will be followed later in the program by Patty Compean and Monica Ramos, who will also speak live about their two-year fight to secure the release of their husbands following the men’s conviction on charges they illegally shot an allegedly unarmed illegal immigrant smuggling marijuana across the Texas border in 2005.
In one of his final acts as president, Bush commuted the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, convicted in 2007 of assault, discharge of a weapon in the commission of a crime of violence, deprivation of civil rights and tampering with an official.
Ramos had been sentenced to 11 years in prison and Compean to 12, the bulk of the time coming from a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence for discharging their weapon.
In September, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals threw out one of their several convictions and sent the case back to a lower court for resentencing.