Clemency, pardon – oops, forget that, we’ll try again.
In one of the last things that Bush will be doing is letting off a few people who committed certain illegal activities. All presidents do it – but is there any president who makes up such cock-ups at this president does.
I keep trying to think of one thing that Bush has done that is worth of note – his help in Africa’s aids crisis comes to mind – but even that is tainted.
But to pardon and then not pardon a scamming bastard in the world of mortgages must prove to his most earnest supporters that Bush is, and always was, a complete moronic idiot!
In 2008, Toussie’s father donated almost $40,000 to Arizona Sen. John McCain, Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith and Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor.
White House press secretary Dana Perino issued a statement Wednesday saying that “based on information that has subsequently come to light,” Bush had told the Justice Department’s pardon attorney not to act on the pardon extended to Toussie.
Instead, Perino said, “The president believes that the pardon attorney should have an opportunity to review this case before a decision on clemency is made.”
While almost all pardon requests go through the Justice Department, the Constitution allows the president to grant a pardon or commutation to any individual for any reason.
Just keep him in Crawford until Obama is sworn in – please!