Wherefore Mercy oh Niggardly Bush?

With all this talk about mercy and second chances (ain't that the Christian way?) the Republican president now has exercised his constitutional powers to grant pardons only 37 times, almost half as many times as his father, President George H.W. Bush, a Republican, did during his single term in office, and only one-tenth as frequently as former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat. Even after accounting for the tendency among presidents to grant most of their pardons late in their tenure, Bush's record of meting out mercy still looks slim in terms of sheer numbers.

For shame.

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