Wednesday, January 18, 2012
At the Huffington Post, Gary Stager says President Obama "should use his constitutional power to Pardon former Senator John Edwards." We raised the point in jest on May 18, 2011 (see post here). But Stager says he can "think of no case more deserving of executive mercy than" the case of Edwards. In fact, Stager is calling for the mother of all controversial pardons - the preemptive pardon! Such a pardon would "cause prosecutors to drop the criminal campaign finance case" against Edwards "who has "suffered enough in his life" and now has a "life-threatening heart condition." No the "stress of a trial" just wouldn't be right. See Stager piece here.