The singer received a Presidential pardon for raping a 14-year-oid girl from Jimmy Carter.
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary performed at Occupy Wall Street rallies, Anti-War rallies, John Kerry's wedding and in Ho Chi Minh City to apologize for the Vietnam War.
"Now, I'm here with that history and came to Vietnam ready to get down on my knees as one American and say, 'Please forgive us.'"
No word on whether Yarrow held a concert to apologize to the 14 year old girl he raped. Jimmy Carter gave him a presidential pardon for it... because Jimmy Carter was, until recently, the worst president ever.
"As reported at the time, the 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister went to Yarrow's hotel room seeking an autograph. "Yarrow answered the door naked and made sexual advances that stopped short of intercourse". The 14-year-old resisted his advances but according to reports, did not call for help. Yarrow served three months of a one-to three-year prison sentence. In 1981 the singer received a Presidential pardoned from Jimmy Carter. At the time of his pardon, Peter Yarrow was married to the niece of Democratic Senator Eugene J. McCarthy, which is believed how he received the pardon."
Lefties are very forgiving when Party Members rape kids. Or as Peter Yarrow put it...
"You know, you make mistakes," he says. "You feel terrible about it, make your amends. In that time, it was common practice."
Unfortunately sometimes mean Republican people bring up Peter Yarrow's rape of a 14-year-old girl.
At any rate, Mr. Yarrow believes he has paid his dues. "With the mean-spiritedness of our time, it gets hauled out as if it's relevant. You don't get a presidential pardon if you're not doing great work, have paid your debts to society."
Or unless you're married to Eugene McCarthy's niece.
When he campaigned for Sen. Kerry in 2004, the story once again came up — one Texas politician even canceled a fund-raising concert. "The price I pay," Mr. Yarrow says.
Now sadly annoying people, kid people, are bringing up Mr. Yarrow's minor mistake of raping a 14-year-old girl, now that La Guardia High School decided to honor him.
Folk singer and convicted sex offender Peter Yarrow will be honored by La Guardia HS for the Performing Arts next month, enraging parents and prompting a dozen “uncomfortable” students to refuse to sing for him.
“Is it even legal for him to be in a school?” fumed one parent of a teen at La Guardia, the Upper West Side institution immortalized in the 1980 movie “Fame.”
It is being billed as “Peace, Love, and the Power of Song/Celebrating Peter Yarrow,” who co-wrote the song “Puff the Magic Dragon.’’
Yarrow said in a statement to The Post on Monday that he was grateful for the pardon he received from President Jimmy Carter in 1981 and “I hope that my contrition and my efforts to help humanity over the years will allow me a measure of the public’s forgiveness.”
Thank you Jimmy Carter. Still somehow in contention for the Worst President Ever.