Pardon me, Mr. President.

Bill Clinton won’t release the records surrounding all those pardons, including the ones Hillary’s brother Hugh was paid $200,000 apiece for obtaining.

Now we know what Bill Bradley was referring to.

What’s in those documents that Bill Clinton doesn’t want us to see?

I’m especially interested in the two pardons issued to people who paid Hugh Rodham $200,000 each to lobby for them.

With this in the background, how could Hillary Clinton criticize the Republicans for using claims of “executive privilege” to cover up crimes in the White House? On corruption, as on the war in Iraq, nominating Hillary would neutralize what ought to be a great issue for the Democrats.

Note to Hillaryites: You were warned.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: