Sunday, January 18, 2009

Politico: Odds on Pardons

At Politico.com, Josh Gerstein discusses a list of 10 cases President Bush could "review" via the pardon power and even offers "odds" for each. They are as follows:

1. Of course, there are the unprecedented, blanket, preemptive, turbo, double secret self-pardons - 4 to 1
2. I. lewis "Scooter" Libby - 1 to 2
3. Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales - 1 to 1
4. AIPAC lobbyists (Franklin, Rosen and Weissman) - 20 to 1 and 10 to 1
5. Bradley Schlozman - 4 to 1
6. Junk bond king Michael Milkin - 2 to 1
7. Former border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean - 3 to 1
8. Former Illinois Governor George Ryan - 4 to 1
9. Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard - 20 to 1
10. Former Representative Randall “Duke” Cunningham - 50 to 1

See Gerstein's summary of each case and explanation for the odds here.

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