The clock's running out on the Bush administration, which leaves just 56 days for the president to wipe criminal slates clean. Former California GOP congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham officially filed
for a presidential pardon back in July, but sympathy for the man one author dubbed
the "most corrupt congressman in history" appears pretty lackluster.
We noticed that there are only 13 signatures on an online petition
designed to demonstrate public support for a pardon, even though it was posted nearly three years ago -- just two days after Cunningham pleaded guilty
to accepting more than $2.4 million in bribes.
The 66-year-old, who has a history of prostate cancer, was later sentenced to 100 months in prison.
Fred Johnson III is listed as the organizer of the petition. Mr. Johnson did not respond to an e-mail, sent through the petition site, asking for his thoughts on Cunningham's odds. We'll settle for yours.