Another Gonzales Tid-bit

From Holden:

From the Austin American-Statesman (subscription only):

In 1996, when then-governor Bush was called as a potential juror in a DWI case in Travis County, Gonzales argued that Bush could not serve as a juror because he had the power to pardon felons. The argument worked, Bush was excused from jury service, and he avoided having to answer under oath jury-selection questions about whether he had ever been convicted of a crime.

Late in the 2000 presidential campaign, the reason for Gonzales’ argument became clear: Bush admitted to a misdemeanor conviction for driving under the influence in Maine in 1976.