Bush Issues 29 Pardons, None for Scooter Libby

President Bush issued 29 pardons today. I "Lewis" Scooter Libby was not among them.

That doesn't mean one won't be forthcoming now that Libby has dropped his appeal. Bush has said previously he wouldn't give a pardon while the appeal was pending. Since Libby only announced his intent to withdraw the appeal yesterday, it could just be a matter of timing. Bush can grant pardons until he leaves office in 2009.

Here's the full list. Included is one commutation of a crack cocaine sentence -- see below.

Michael Dwayne Short, Hyattsville, Maryland Offense: Aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base; 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 18 U.S.C. 2. Sentence: November 13, 1992; District of Maryland; 235 months imprisonment; five years supervised release. Terms of commutation: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on February 8, 2008, term of supervised release left intact and in effect.
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    We all know that Libby will get his full pardon (none / 0) (#1)
    by kindness on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 05:47:12 PM EST
    on bush43's last day in office.

    It's just gonna happen.

    I'm a little more cynical (none / 0) (#5)
    by manys on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 09:29:49 PM EST
    I think in a week or so, in the dead of night, all by itself, a single pardon will come down the pipe.

    Charles Eddie Trobaugh, (none / 0) (#2)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 06:15:46 PM EST
    Samuel Lewis Whisel.

    No Michael Dwane Vick.

    He will do it and more (none / 0) (#3)
    by Saul on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 06:35:10 PM EST
    He will pardon Scooter, and just in case will give one to Gonzales

    He can never pardon (none / 0) (#4)
    by Edger on Tue Dec 11, 2007 at 07:52:50 PM EST
    the mainstream media, or faux news, or the beltway "pundits", or the AEI "scholars and fellows", or all of the people who cheered him on while he and they pi**ed in the face of America and the world for the past seven years.

    Or himself.

    He'd better hope that the god he professes to believe in does not exist.

    Not much exciting here (none / 0) (#6)
    by Walter in Denver on Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 08:05:07 AM EST
     The only one on the list currently incarcerated was the commutation.