Young men who were called to serve but dodged the draft or deserted some long and useless war. The heiress who spent years in jail for acts of terrorism. The brother-in-law of a public servant caught in possession of cocaine (but not the public servant, ). The states- man who lied about illegally selling arms to terrorists. The former governor who once appeared on a celebrity TV show, sentenced for solicitation of bribes. The sheriff who put hundreds of undocumented immigrants in jail; who humiliated them and issued them pink underwear. The man who robbed the US Mail in 1829 (actually, the only one so far to refuse a presidential pardon). Everyone else ready to give themselves and other rich, powerful and well- connected white men a Christmas pardon, an 11th hour pardon, a means of supposedly wiping their slates clean.