Stop Whining George
Former Gov. Jim Thompson, a longtime friend and lawyer of George Ryan, said Monday "as a matter of humanity" the convicted governor's suffering in prison should be put to an end.
"In my view, George Ryan has been punished enough. He has lost everything," Thompson said. "The only thing that George and Lura Lynn have left is their lives . . . their love for each other, their family and their friends. Everything else has been taken from them.
"I think as a matter of humanity that sentence is long enough."