There’s already talk today about a potential pardon for the convicted felon I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. The Wall Street Journal and the National Review are calling for Bush to pardon Libby immediately, while Senate majority leader Harry Reid is demanding that Bush pledge never to pardon him. As the Los Angeles Times reports, this will be a controversy that is likely to follow President Bush through the rest of his term.
The sooner the better. I don’t think Mr Bush has the guts to do it. I hope he does before he leaves office but I fear he will let the appeal process play out. If he did pull the pardon pin now, the heat from dems and crying they would do on TV talk shows could be the spark needed to unite conservatives for 2008. Will he do it? I’m not so sure. He has done nothing to unite conservatives thus far. DP-