First off: Sorry to start a thread and wander off. I was waiting for an e-mail notification.
The post above gets to my point. Posting something like, “I bet you Scooter Libbey gets a pardon” ruins cynicism for the rest of us! (apologies to i am a scientest)
But that thread also shows how a political know-nothing like myself who might gain some insight into the machinations of high level politics ends up scratching his head because, while I don’t have anything to add to the thread, I also don’t have the money to risk just to find out the reasoning behind the pat comment, no he won’t.