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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Politics - Impeach Gonezales, Too!


Arlen Specter has, for the first time I can remember, raised the issue of impeaching Abu G.
"Now we have a very remarkable turn of events: we now have the announcement that the administration will preclude the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from bringing a contempt citation," he said. "The president in that manner can stymie Congressional oversight...if that is to happen, the president can run the government as he chooses."

Specter then suggested the possibility of appointing a special prosecutor because he said the President had a conflict of interest. He went on to also offer the alternative that the Senate could try a contempt charge of its own, or consider the model of the impeachment of Alcee Hastings, a former federal judge who now serves as a Democratic Congressman from Florida.
Now, several "moderate" republicans - and even the "not-so-moderate" lot - are in the habit of publicly stating their support for some perfectly reasonable proposition or other that has been raised by their Democratic counterparts and has significant public support -- only to vote against any such legislation later.

Don't let the bastards get away with it. Write Specter, call his office, write letters to your editor. Gonezales is responsible for the horrible situation at the Justice Department. Gonezales is responsible for the Justice Department's failure to lay down the law to this lawless misadministration. With Gonezales gone and, perhaps, Patrick Fitzgerald in charge, an Augean-stables cleaning can occur and the country can begin to regain the trust that those who serve the people and the law will once again administer said law even-handedly and fairly.

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