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
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.
The Giants’ dream season was thrown into turmoil
Saturday when Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself
in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub and linebacker Antonio Pierce tried
to hide the gun, police sources said.
Burress is expected to be arrested on felony weapons charges in the
coming days, while Pierce’s attorney was in frantic discussions with
cops last night to stave off criminal charges, police sources said.
NFL Today just said that, if convicted, Burress faces a mandatory
three-and-one-half year sentence. That’s what happens when you fuck
with Michael Bloomberg. And, of course, his carry permit is only for
Florida and expired last year anyway.
The Iraq War must be brought to a swift conclusion. The economy could
use some work. The environment could stand cleaning up. The rest of the
world needs to be assured that this criminal administration won’t
attack a couple more sovereign nations before next January. And that
same criminal administration needs to be investigated - vigorously.
So is Senator Arlen “Magic Bullet” Specter interested in doing any of this? No. Instead, he wants to investigate … the New England Patriots.