Like an 11-year-old boy who just discovered that his sister’s bath gel can turn a shower into a rapturous interlude, T**** has found something he can do that gives him instant gratification. And he can do it all by himself – without interference from pesky judges or congressmen.
It’s The Pardon, and it takes him to a place where his addiction to attention, his penchant for cruelty, his racist tendencies and his executive ADD all converge. Other theories aside for the moment, Arpaio may well have been no more than a sea trial.
Numerous people have suggested that T**** will hand out free-ride tickets to perps like Flynn and Manafort, but those are too obvious. Plus which, those guys haven’t been convicted – yet.
Here is a partial/beginning list of 12 other bona fide skells T**** might wave his magic Sharpie to exonerate in the weeks and months ahead.
(Disclaimer: We know that some of these men were convicted of state crimes and the POTUS supposedly can pardon only those convicted of Federal crimes. But T**** has not played by the rules on anything else, so we’re suspending them here. After all, it’s all for laughs anyway. Maybe. We hope.)
Give yourself 5 points for each one you can ID by his crime; and another 5 points if you know his affiliation or organization.