In the waning days of President Bush's time in office, convicted criminals are coming out of the woodwork in hopes of a presidential pardon. Among them is former-Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA), but as TPM points out, there may not be a great deal of support for the disgraced lawmaker:
We noticed that there are only 13 signatures on an online petition designed to demonstrate public support for a pardon, even though it was posted nearly three years ago — just two days after Cunningham pleaded guilty to accepting more than $2.4 million in bribes.
The 66-year-old, who has a history of prostate cancer, was later sentenced to 100 months in prison.
Ouch. To help put that in perspective, an anti-almond-pasteurizing petition started a year-and-a-half ago on the same site has over 23,000 signatures.
Even a two-week-old petition favoring a Castlevania 3 remake has 112 supporters.
At this point, I'd wager more people would want to go naked hot-tubbing with Cunningham than pardon him.
Tags: California, Pardons