Jesse Jackson, Jr. is an idiot
Perhaps the esteemed Congressman should sit down and read the Constitution before running to the nearest TV camera and declaring that the President should be impeached for committing “very serious crimes” against it.
Article II, Section 2 very clearly states that the President “shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States.”
It doesn’t take a law degree from the University of Illinois to understand that exercising an explicitly proscribed power is not a crime against the Constitution. So, whether you think “Scooter” should be hung from the nearest yardarm or given a ticker-tape parade, you cannot deny that President Bush was well within his Constitutional authority to commute his sentence.
Unless, of course, you are an idiot.
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