Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thoughts on the Day Before...

Well, here's the deal...The legal case for impeaching George W. Bush and Dick Cheney is pretty much open and shut, as is the case against several more in the Bush Administration. As noted in a nice little book by a former Federal prosecutor:

...Bush, Cheney, et al., "did knowingly and intentionally conspire to defraud
the United States by using deceit, craft, trickery, dishonest means, false and
fraudulent representations, including ones made without a reasonable basis and
with reckless indifference to their truth or falsity, and omitting to state
material facts necessary to make their representations truthful, fair and
accurate, while knowing and intending that their false and fraudulent
representations would influence the public and the deliberations of Congress
with regard to authorization of a preventive war against Iraq, thereby
defeating, obstructing, impairing, and interfering with Congress' lawful
functions of overseeing foreign affairs and making appropriations."

The only question, and it's a big one, is should we or shouldn't we? I can make both cases. let me put it differently. If the standard for impeachment is the Republican led effort against Bill Clinton, in which Joe Lieberman participated btw, then we have to ask ourselves that since we impeached a president for almost screwing an intern and lying about it,

... Should we Impeach a president for screwing our entire country...and Lying about it?



"I plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional American way...I'm going to
invite a bunch of people to bring food and drink over to my house. We'll have a
big celebration, and then I'll kill them and take their land." ...Jon Stewart

Prairie Weather sent this:

Backstory on Carville v Dean

...One essential difference between Democrats and Republicans, I think, is that we actually conduct elections for Party Chair. How Mehlman morphed to Steel and then on to Martinez, I don't really know, but I do know that kind of "top down" was not how Dean got his job. He got it because he understood that in many places the party was sick -- and he had a plan to bring it back to health.


I was in biology class in Memphis in the 11th grade when I heard the news...Where were you?

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