January 20, 2009

Bye Bye George

Editorials worldwide pillory Bush one final time.

Only the Israeli press remain overwhelmingly positive. Funny, that.

Now where are them pardons?

Is it possible that Dubya could just walk away from the Oval Office and leave all his old friends in the lurch?
White House officials are saying they don’t expect any pardons or other acts of clemency by the president before he checks out of office Tuesday at noon.
I'll believe it when I see it...

UPDATE: From Atrios:
If, in fact, there are no more pardons coming I won't be completely surprised. Pardoning the people below him would remove any 5th amendment reasons to not testify, and Bush has never shown much sign of giving a shit about other people.
How's that work? Like this?
The Fifth Amendment protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves. To "plead the Fifth" is a refusal to answer a question because the response could form self-incriminating evidence.
Is Dubya gonna have the last laugh on Uncle Dick and friends?

LATE UPDATE: Wow, no pardons...

1 comment:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

I too am amazed by the lack of pardons (and no reports of Rethuglicans ACTUALLY trashing government offices the way they falsely accused the Clintonites of doing.) The Atrios explanation makes sense, although it's going to expose those bastards to a lot of grief in legal proceedings now. Assuming the Dems have the courage to actually investigate.

But all told, with things not turning out as overtly bad as my fervid mind expected, I feel a bit silly for my extreme paranoia.

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