A reader raises a very interesting point which hadn’t occurred to me. The Bush team is doing something very similar with the pardon issue as they did with the now-discredited vandalism story â¦ leak that they are looking for a way to overturn the hideous pardon of Marc Rich â¦ leak that they’ve found a way to overturn the hideous pardon of Marc Rich â¦ cart out George W. to say that the Marc Rich pardon is hideous, but that the former president issued the hideous Marc Rich pardon, and George W. is going to rise above it and let the pardon stand (hideous, hideous, hideous!).
Chalk another one up for the lapdogian White House press corps. A pardon’s a pardon, guys. No matter what bogus legal theory Bush’s ex-Paula Jones lawyers may have fed you, there was no way (for better or worse) that they were going to be able to undo Clinton’s pardons.