Snowden embarrassed the Obama administration.
No. The Obama administration (and those before him) embarrassed the Obama administration. They did the wrong. They did it to themselves. I hated it when people said "Don't work so hard, you're making us look bad." No, they were the ones making them look bad. I was just doing what I was supposed to do. Snowden did what he should do, and shone a light on the wrongdoing.
He should not only be pardoned, but be apologized to. He should never have been put in the position (by government wrongdoing) that he had to do what he did.
He should be considered a hero. The little guy, standing up for what is right, despite all he had to lose.
Many fought for the constitution, and now hardly anyone with stand up for it, as it is slowly being taken away.
It seems as if the wrongdoing is not a crime; as pointing out the wrongdoing is what is being punished.