In the Matter of the US vs. Bush…
PARDON, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude. (From The Devil’s Dictionary)
That second definition applies particularly well to the accused’s partner in such crimes, the also not-yet-indicted Richard Cheney.
That “not-yet” should most likely read “never” is merely a reflection of a my suffering the lapse of mind Samuel Johnson described in defining a second marriage: “The triumph of hope over experience.”
Image: William Hogarth, “The Bench,” 1758.