You had to figure this would be next. Two California congressmen, one of whom introduced legislation this year calling for a congressional pardon for two U.S. Border Patrol agents, say that if President Bush can commute the sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, he can order pardons for the agents.
"If the president of the United States is going to commute the sentence of Scooter Libby, he should immediately accompany that with a pardon for Border Patrol ageints Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, California republican and 2008 presidential candidate.
"If Scooter Libby is going to receive this treatment, and there very well could be a compelling reason for the president's actions, agents Compean and Ramos should then be provided a full pardon," said Mr. Hunter, whose bill has 100 co-sponsors. "Mr. President, pardon our Border Patrolmen." Um, sorry, no. These guys screwed up and were tried and convicted by a jury of their peers; they're right where they belong. See what happens when you give special preference to your friends, Mr. President?