Notes: First there was the Mark Rich pardon scandal. Then the pardons of the cocaine convict and the baldness-cure baddie. To keep the waters muddy, Bill Clinton's brother -- accused of DUI after being pardoned himself -- unsuccessfully lobbied for five or six pardons for others. And Hillary -- never one to be left out -- gets mentioned in Bill's pardon of four Hasidic Jews from a community in New York that voted in a near block for her for senator. The accusation there is that the pardons were traded for votes. An interesting side note in the Mark Rich pardon scandal is that his business partner, Pincus Green, also on the lam in Switzerland was also pardoned. But, we're hearing little from the Republicans or anyone else on that one. Maybe Green wasn't a larger-than-life political contributor. 02.18.01