Pardon me for putting up this photo, but we’ve got a few last minute things to attend to before the country magically transforms into a land of milk and honey and ponies.
Politico has a piece up today predicting 10 pardons the Dear Leader might issue. I think they’re wrong on several fronts, including the number of pardons, but here it is:
As the clock ticks down on his presidency, George W. Bush has shown few signs he plans to indulge in the frenzy of last-minute pardons that marked Bill Clinton’s final hours in the Oval Office.
But Bush could quickly leap back into the spotlight in the next two days if he issues a blanket pardon immunizing CIA and military interrogators, as well as their bosses, from criminal prosecution over harsh treatment of prisoners from the war on terror.
So tell me - who do you think gets pardoned, and who do you think gets passed over? If I had to pick a surprise, I’d say he pardons John Yoo and David Addington, but what do I know?
UPDATE: NPR reports that those two border guards will be the only commutations or pardons issued. I'll believe it when I see it.