Wednesday, January 03, 2007

impeachment

"What is impeachment? It's not a Democratic versus Republican event. Not if used responsibly. If the House of Representatives votes to impeach this president, is he thrown out of office? No, he is not thrown out of office. That is not what impeachment is. Impeachment is the opportunity to proceed with accountability and give our elected senators, democratic and republican, the power to pursue a thorough investigation. The power to put the truth on the table. Mothers and fathers are losing their kids to horrifying deaths in this war every single day. Horrible deaths. Horrible maimings. Were crimes committed in enlisting the support of our country in this decision to go to war? For the moment we're living the most spineless of scenarios; where the hawks abused impeachment eight years ago, now, the rest of us politely refuse to use it today. Let's give the whistle-blowers cover, let's get the subpoenas out there, and then, one by one, put this administration under oath. And then, if the crimes of "Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" are proven, do as Article 2, Section 4 of the United States Constitution provides, and remove "the President, Vice President and...civil officers of the United States" from office. If the Justice Department then sees fit to bunk them up with Jeff Skilling, so be it.

So...look, if we attempt to impeach for lying about a blowjob, yet accept these almost certain abuses without challenge, we become a cum-stain on the flag we wave. You know, I was listening to Frank Rich this morning, speaking on a book tour. He said he thought impeachment proceedings would amount to a "decadent" sidetrack, while our soldiers were still being killed. I admire Frank Rich. And of course he would be right if impeachment is all we do. But we're Americans. We can do two things at the same time. Yes, let's move forward and swiftly get out of this war in Iraq AND impeach these bastards."

sean penn

the dark side- dick cheney

6 comments:

glenda said...

I would support impeachment, if only because that might be the only way to get out of Iraq. Congress cannot force Bush to leave, they can only temper with the funding.

Thanks for you kind words this morning at PT!!

LPF said...

I think Sean Penn blew the roof off the place with that speech! Beautiful, just beautiful!

HillCountryGal said...

Impeach. Now. Maybe Kenneth Starr is up for the job. After all, he spent $50 million investigating a BJ.

spadoman said...

jabduwglThank you Betmo. The world should listen to you, and to Kieth Olberman:


http://movies.crooksandliars.com/Countdown-SC-Sac.mov

You are an inspiration. Great work, great stamina, great words, great American.

spadoman said...

sorry about the word ver in the beginning of the comment, I wasn't looking where my curser was. I should not be president either, that was a dumb move, eh? :-)

Mike K said...

Good stuff and very true.