Who will Bush pardon next?

President Bush pardons 14, but some big names are missing from the list -- tell us your thoughts about who'll get pardoned before his term is up.


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Alex Koppelman
November 25, 2008 8:00PM (UTC)

On Monday, President Bush pardoned 14 people. But there were some big names missing from the list -- as the Associated Press pointed out, Michael Milken, former Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.) and former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards (D-La.) are among those who haven't yet gotten the presidential pardon they're seeking. And Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) is angry that former Border Patrol Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos are not on the list, though -- as I showed in an article last year -- because of the way their case has been twisted by right-wing media, the argument on their behalf is decidedly less convincing than Rohrabacher says.

So here's the question for you: Who do you think Bush will pardon next? Will Milken get the nod, or will the politics of the current economic situation prevent that? What about Cunningham and Edwards? And will he, as some have speculated he might, issue pre-emptive pardons? If so, to whom? Let us know in comments.

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On Monday, President Bush pardoned 14 people. But there were some big names missing from the list -- as the Associated Press pointed out, Michael Milken, former Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.) and former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards (D-La.) are among those who haven't yet gotten the presidential pardon they're seeking. And Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) is angry that former Border Patrol Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos are not on the list, though -- as I showed in an article last year -- because of the way their case has been twisted by right-wing media, the argument on their behalf is decidedly less convincing than Rohrabacher says.

So here's the question for you: Who do you think Bush will pardon next? Will Milken get the nod, or will the politics of the current economic situation prevent that? What about Cunningham and Edwards? And will he, as some have speculated he might, issue pre-emptive pardons? If so, to whom? Let us know in comments.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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