Disgraced WorldCom chief Bernie Ebbers wants out of the clink, and is looking for a presidential pardon. Forget the merits of whether or not he should get it, but could he have picked a worse time? America’s ire is focused squarely on Liddy, Rubin, Mozilo and other corner office execs asleep at the switch. With Bush’s approval ratings lower than holiday spirits and Eric Holder’s AG nomination dredging up Marc Rich-like memories of pardons past, Ebbers’s chances are dead on arrival. But it got me thinking – once again – of the last time we went through this (by that I mean a bubble burst, because we’ve really never gone through something quite like this).