Friday, April 3, 2009
George Lardner, of the Washington Post, has just written a piece for the Nieman Watchdog Blog. He notes President Obama wanted to "hit the ground running when he was sworn in," but there are "thousands of federal convicts and ex-convicts waiting for him to wake up and take notice of their requests for pardons or commutations." What is worse, Obama "has shown absolutely no interest" in exercising the pardon power and "no one in the media has asked him about it." Thus, Lardner asks: "How much longer is Obama going to keep them waiting?" and "How much longer will it be before the sleepwalkers in the White House press room ask him about it?" See the complete piece by Lardner here.