Is that it?

Well, the pardons came out last night after midnight, and it was kind of a sleepy affair. Dozens of criminals, but the only name I recognized was Bannon. Someone known as Lil Wayne (pictured) was in there, too – a rapper guy, I believe.

No Giuliani, none of the kids, nothing in the announcement about Dear Leader pardoning himself.

At this point, I almost don't care who gets let off the hook for their crimes, so long as the pardoner-in-chief gets out of the White House and flies off to Florida or wherever. That's how it goes with some people – they jerk you around so badly that you just want to get rid of them, even if they steal some silverware.

But there's still a little nagging doubt in my mind about whether this pardon thing is really over. Is it possible that Orange Caligula might have signed some additional pardons that he isn't telling us about?

Imagine that six months from now, Don Jr. or Jared gets indicted for something. What if they whip out a pardon signed by Daddy last night? Would it be valid?

I'm not a constitutional law expert, especially not on this part of the Constitution, and I've been looking around in vain for any rules about the procedures by which a Presidential pardon is issued. Although these things are typically announced with some fanfare, what if they aren't? I don't see any rule anywhere saying that the President has to publish a list, like in the Federal Register or some such place. And there's no statute on the subject, because Congress doesn't have the power to regulate the pardon power in any way.

The Portland blogger Isaac Laquedem (not his real name) wrote this interesting post yesterday about the procedural aspects of pardons. He dug up and dusted off an ancient Supreme Court case that says the President has to deliver the pardon to the pardoned individual, and that individal has to accept it. I'm not sure how delivery and acceptance are supposed to be accomplished, but maybe an exchange of email messages would suffice these days.

If Daddy wanted to issue a blanket pardon to all the kids and his favorite yes-people, I'm sure he could have taken out his infantile Sharpie, signed the papers, and given them to the kids and aides for safekeeping, just in case any federal prosecutors come sniffing around. Heck, maybe even Giuliani has one in his pocket.

Would Orange Caligula be bold enough to try that? Well, of course he would. No legal argument is too frivolous for him. And no tactic is too sleazy.

If none of his inner circle is indicted, however, maybe we'll never know.

Readers who know more about the law in this area than I do, please let me know what I'm missing or getting wrong here. Meanwhile, farewell to the malignant Cheeto. He's scheduled to leave Washington an hour from now. Please, God, never again.