Bush Pardons Leonard Peltier


Sorry, just yanking your chain: Peltier is still behind bars. The president did just issue 14 pardons and two commutations. It doesn't look like a bad list—it's mostly victimless crimes, such as "unlawful use of a telephone in a narcotics felony," which I assume did not involve using the phone to bean an old lady in the back of the head.

Muppet turned Cheney henchman Lewis "Scooter" Libby didn't make the cut this time, but Plamegate obsessives needn't fret; Bush still has another two months to clear his crony's record.

[Via Anthony Gregory.]