1. Derrick from Philly says

    Wonderful news. I feel better already.

    God bless the state of Texas….once in a while.

  2. Sebastian says

    Convicted felon Ted Stevens should not even been allowed to run for office at his age, the man turned 85 years old yesterday and this country needs term limits. But, at least her “God” didn’t leave the door open for that uncouth Palin to barge through.

  3. noah says

    Cheney and Gonzalez, sadly, will receive presidential pardons for all criminal activities committed during their time working with Bush.

    Bush will issue be issuing presidential pardons for God knows how many people to cover their butts from every thing from corruption to war crimes. Look what he did for Scooter Libby.

    The “rule of law” is for the little people, not for connected Republican politicos and cronies. Has any one read about the treatment of former Governor Don Siegleman, an innocent man railroaded into prison for political motivations. The Justice Department is refusing to cooperate with a Congressional inquiry.

  4. Cj says

    Not to be Debbie Downer, but I have the sense Noah is correct. As many indictments that may be filed against the Bush Administration, with one signature none of them will be touched.

    If someone out there is a law expert, what are the actual laws with regard to Presidential pardons, especially with charges that may be as severe as treason and/or abuse of power? If Bush is charged for those very acts, can his pardons be legally binding?

  5. Phil M. says

    Even if Bush does issue pardons for all his henchmen, he cannot issue one for himself! I seriously doubt W. will get a pardon from Obama. And when W. is tried for all his crimes, I hope the pardons he issued will also be voided and all of these criminals will finally be convicted.

  6. RJ says

    Question for the legal types: Can Bush issue “blanket” pardons for individuals who haven’t actually been indicted of anything specific yet?

  7. anon says

    Amusing, but these indictments will be tossed out faster than you can say “Federal Court”. As for pardons, it’s hard to guess what Bush will do, but he can pardon anyone, including himself, and for crimes that have not resulted in indictments. He cannot pardon people for crimes committed in the future though. One should add that Clinton’s Mark Rich pardon was hardly a victory for truth and justice, so pardon abuse is bipartisan.

  8. says

    Well wait until these henchmen and W get to Europe….their pardons don’t work here. And yes, we are waiting to get these bastards before the International Criminal Court for waging an unjustified war of aggression and violating the Geneva Conventions….come and visit Mr Woo and Mr Gonzales……spend some time with us !!!

  9. Crash says

    Well, I am by no means an expert. But it seems to me that even tho the indictmens have been issued, I highly doubt that they will be brought before a judge until next year at the earliest, after Obama has been sworn in. At that point, I prey that he does not issue any pardons for any of the bush admin.
    But, this is just my thoughts on it.