Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pardon Me. Oh, No … Pardon YOU!

In his final days in office, Bill Clinton
disappointed a lot of people by giving pardons to a number of dubious characters, including Mark Rich who skipped the country after being nailed for evading taxes and tax fraud.

With just under two months to go before George W. Bush becomes an ex-president, speculation is beginning to mount about who will (or will not) receive presidential pardons in the final days of W’s administration.

Plenty of candidates have emerged over the past eight years, from Duke Cunningham to Jack Abramoff.

But, if I were a betting man, I would wager the whole freakin’ farm that one name will be at the top of Bush's pardons list: Dick Chaney's former chief-of-staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

Any takers?

1 comment:

Mike said...

Umm, Jim, I appreciate your offer but my money's staying in my billfold. The big questions to me are how many and how egregious is this going to be?