The Presidential pardon power is just hanging out there begging to be abused and so of course you get stuff like this:
President Bush pardoned a Brooklyn real estate developer accused of scamming hundreds of poor, minority homebuyers — and whose father donated $28,500 to the Republican Party this year.
Bush pardoned Isaac Toussie, 36, two days before Christmas in a gesture of mercy that outraged ex-customers who said they were duped into buying overpriced, defective homes.
Ir’s really outrageous. And Bush isn’t the first president to make outrageous pardons by any means. On the contrary, it’s becoming the norm. And someone ought to put a stop to it.