Tuesday, March 13, 2007

ON PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS

As Bush weighs whether to pardon Scooter Libby, TIME presents its 10 most notorious pardons.

Whiskey Rebels
Confederate Citizens
Jimmy Hoffa
Richard Nixon
Vietnam Draft Dodgers
Felt and Miller
George Steinbrenner
Caspar Weinberger
Patty Hearst
Marc Rich

4 comments:

Tom said...

It's hard to think that Mark Felt's pardon was more notorious than any pardon given between 1865 and 1971.

Tom said...

Had he not come out as Deep Throat would anyone even remember?

E said...

NO to Felt.

It would be interesting to read someone's doctoral thesis on presidential pardons. I'm sure there have been pardons plenty more notorious than some of these.

P.S. Ruckman, Jr. said...

The list really is incredibly lame, shortsighted and lacking in seriousness. See my additional commentary here:

http://www.rvc.cc.il.us/faclink/pruckman/pardoncharts/0310.htm

best,

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