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Question, if Cheney does not get indited before Bush leaves office, can Bush still give him a pardon?

Posted by elswinger | June 5, 2007 9:25 AM

Bush can pardon him any time he wants regardless of what happens to Cheney. Hell, unless Bush gets indicted for something he could pardon Cheney too. As long as he's the president he can pardon anyone he wants. He could pardon Charles Manson if he wanted to.

Posted by monkey | June 5, 2007 9:27 AM

I should say "will" not "can".

Posted by monkey | June 5, 2007 9:27 AM

My poor stud! Hopefully after copious amounts of hot prison oral & anal he'll come to his senses and come out of the closet -- to me!

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 5, 2007 9:28 AM

Yes, he can pardon the conduct before the indictment.

Posted by Brendan | June 5, 2007 9:31 AM

Imprison the motherfucker already.

I'd rather that Bush has to pardon Libby from a jail cell, not before Libby's served even a day.

Posted by Slip Mahoney | June 5, 2007 9:38 AM

Libby is going to a federal pen with a tv, internet access, and dorm style housing. any jokes about him being raped in prison just dont apply. i fail to see why people still think prison rape is funny, but ok. he will prolly bet put on PC as soon as he gets in. hell, he will prolly be allowed to ride his scooter. regardless, this is good news. i only hope they have the guts to go after Cheney.

Posted by SeMe | June 5, 2007 9:42 AM

So, Cheney, who has not been charged with a crime, can receive a preemptive pardon from GW. That is seriously fucked up.

Posted by elswinger | June 5, 2007 9:43 AM

#7 SeMe -

Bush and Cheney will co-sign an executive order that all prison TVs must be tuned to FOX News.

Posted by Smarm | June 5, 2007 10:35 AM

Cheney can be pardoned for a crime even if he hasn't been indicted - or charged - for it.

But the problem is anticipating all possible charges.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 5, 2007 10:42 AM

Does he have to report or will he be free pending apeal?

Posted by Mike in MO | June 5, 2007 10:52 AM

@11, Libby will be free until next week, at least. Next week the judge will decide if he goes to jail then, or gets to walk free pending (inevitable) appeal(s).

Posted by SDA in SEA | June 5, 2007 11:30 AM

So, in other words, he won't spend one f-ing minute in jail.


Posted by Mike in MO | June 5, 2007 11:56 AM

CYA sentencing.

everyone knows its symbolic & the appeals court will obey the voice of power.

Posted by maxsolomon | June 5, 2007 1:47 PM

Now we see if we really have an independent judiciary, or if they're as corrupt as the Department of Justice is.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 5, 2007 3:32 PM

Will, if Cheney is half as smart as he is evil, he has a big list of every crime he could possibly be charged with from the past millennium (he is immortal, right?) and all GW has to do is sign on the dotted line.

Posted by elswinger | June 5, 2007 4:35 PM

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