George Bush has less than 36 hours left to screw things up. Will one of his final acts be a pardon for former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens? CBS News says Senator Lisa Murkowski has called President Bush and requested just that:
Murkowski’s spokesperson, Mike Brumas spoke to CBS News' Ryan Corsaro by phone, saying that Sen. Murkowski had made the request to President Bush, but would not give details.
“It's a sensitive time right now,” said Brumas after confirming the pardon had been requested. Murkowski does not have an announcement scheduled for tomorrow.
Stevens was convicted in October of seven felony counts related to recieving illegal gifts.