Saturday, August 15, 2009
President Obama has passed Dwight Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush in the ranking of presidents who have been the slowest to use the pardon power. See chart here. Only three presidents in the last 200 years have been slower than: Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Select company indeed! Meanwhile, the Obama administration has not been shy about recommending / demanding clemency from other world leaders. See stories here and here.