Pardon Me? Number of people seeking presidential pardons is in the thousands

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The number of people of seeking pardons and commutations for federal crimes continues to climb — and the backlog of petitions is in the thousands. With President Bush's term coming to a close, who will he pardon?

Who would you pardon?

Jack Abramoff Former lobbyist | Overcharging Indian casinos in lobbying fraud

Conrad Black Former newspaper tycoon | Skimming money from his company, Hollinger International

Randy "Duke" Cunningham Former U.S. Representative from California | Bribery

Tom Delay Former Speaker of the House | Indicted for fundraising violations

Edwin Edwards Former governor of Louisiana | Racketeering

Marion Jones Former Olympic sprinter | Perjury over the use of performance-enhancing drugs

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Former Chief of Staff for Vice President Dick Cheney | Perjury, obstruction of justice related to leak of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity

John Walker Lindh Former Taliban fighter | Aiding terrorism

Michael Milken Former bond trader | Insider trading, fraud

Bob Ney Former U.S. Representative from Ohio | Conspiring in lobbying fraud

Pete Rose Former professional baseball player | Tax evasion

George Ryan Former governor of Illinois | Racketeering

Wesley Snipes Actor | Tax evasion

Martha Stewart Homemaking magnate | Conspiracy related to insider trading

Guest: Margaret Colgate Love, clemency lawyer, former Pardon Attorney of the United States.