Bush pardons: That’s all, folks
posted at 5:50 pm on January 19, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Our friend Byron York at The Corner has heard from sources at the Bush White House that there will be no more pardons forthcoming:
White House officials have just told me that there will be no more pardons coming out of the Bush White House. “We’re done,” I was told. That means there will no pardon of Lewis Libby.
Earlier today, I told both Kevin McCullough and Hugh Hewitt that I didn’t think Bush would issue a last-minute flurry of pardons. It would have been out of character for him. If Bush had wanted to issue a lot of pardons, he would have done so earlier in his presidency and certainly after the last election. The Ramos and Compean commutations must have come after a lot of soul-searching.
Libby will have to hope that he can get his conviction overturned on appeal. I doubt seriously that Barack Obama will pardon him in the next four years.