Lesson 1 for Presidential Candidates: No daycare for sex offenders

The Minneapolis City Pages‘ reported yesterday that presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty pardoned sex offender Jeremy Giefer in October 2008 so his wife could open a day care center in their home.

Giefer Pawlenty

This is the same home where Giefer was having sex with his daughter for six years prior to his pardon. He would often make his daughter have sex with him or perform oral sex on him as a favor before he would give her permission to do things. He put her on birth control when she was 15 years old so that she wouldn’t get pregnant when he raped her without a condom. The abuse started when she was 9 years old.

This is the same wife who Giefer was convicted of raping in 1994 when she was 14 years old. (They later married).

This is the same daughter Giefer conceived through the statutory rape of a 14 year old girl.

Pawlenty’s so-called “extraordinary pardon” was extraordinary in many ways.

Message to campaign staff: review Willie Horton ad, take two aspirins and call me in the morning.

At least Horton got a life sentence. Giefer only served 45 days.

3 Replies to "Lesson 1 for Presidential Candidates: No daycare for sex offenders"

  • Judi Speir-Crawford,LMSW
    May 24, 2011 (8:19 pm)

    I am totally disgusted by this. I seriously question this presidential candidate’s ability to make decisions on many levels. This is not only an individual decision, but a metaphor for how he views women and children. I hope he drops out of the race before he embarasses himself further and contiues to harm our society. I am so angry at both men for what they have done! What ever is wrong with his wife who would take him back and open up a daycare center with him! Pedophiles have pedophiles as their best friends. If she isn’t one; she is really stupid!

  • Mike Avolio
    May 26, 2011 (11:29 pm)

    Regarding former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s pardon of a convicted sex offender, I have two general observations about the decision-makers in our society.

    1. We seemed to want to keep children with their biological parents even if the parents are incompetent or criminals. Moreover, the kids seem to approve of having their parents back.

    2. Sex offenders who are also the head of their households, especially offenders who are male, seem to serve minimum jail sentences so that they can return as head of their households.

    My question is if this is true, why?

  • Kate O'Leary
    May 31, 2011 (8:33 pm)

    Pawlenty should be prosecuted for this pardon! Where is the national news on this? I have so many things to say but not a single one is appropriate for civil conversation.