The news that President Bush is apparently considering a pardon for Scooter Libby has me thinking, “Why the hell not?”
Let’s face it, given where his favorability ratings are these days – in the low, low, low 30s – the President might as well try to earn himself one more distinction by capturing the title of “most unpopular sitting president ever” currently held by Harry Truman at 22% in 1952. A pardon of Vice President Cheney’s aide, convicted just two days ago, ought to put him in serious contention. And, it would give old “43” yet another topper to wave in Poppy’s (aka “41”) face. The best Bush Sr. could do was 29% in 1992.
There’s the judgment of history to think of, after all.