Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Will Obama Pardon Gov. Blagojevich?

Ah, come on! Let's face it. You know it. I know it. The American people know it. This is exactly the kind of question that would be posed right now, in relation to President Bush, if the just-charged Governor of Illinois were a Republican. CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and ABC would have at least one "expert" or "legal analyst" on tonight to at least raise the question, and then to shoot it down mildly as the stupid inquiry that it is.

For now, by the current standards of media "reporting," it is never a minute too soon to begin the endless speculation that Obama might pardon the fellow Democrat from his home state. If it goes on for years and years, so be it. Let the Ted Stevens treatment begin! Pronto!


Jenny said...

I don't think so. The people of IL are going to want time served in this case. He's ticked too many people off across the state.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think the gov is not resigning, and acting as if nothing has happened? He is trying to trade his resignation (which Obama wants and dearly needs, pronto) for some assurances that he will eventually be pardoned. With the gov's ability to drag out the legal process, and go through the full set of appeals available to him, it is likely that he would not have to begin to serve any jail time until near a possible Obama second term. After January of 2012, if Obama is still president, he would be in a much safer position to grant a pardon.

That's what Rod wants. Will he get it? We may not know for over 4 years.

Anonymous said...

Bush pardoning people? Who seriously asks that question anymore?

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