July 28, 2007

The 'I' Word -- Again

This from the Huffington Post:
Chris Durang -- Will Bush Ever Get His Comeuppance?

Will this long presidency of George W. Bush ever be over?
Living through it is starting to seem like some ghastly, upsetting novel in which the hero is the country, and the president is this disturbing, pig-headed, oblivious villain who makes things worse and worse and worse.

And as with a fictional villain, I find I have a longing that he get his comeuppance -- that his villainy is codified and he's finally held accountable for what he's done.

But will that ever happen?
. . . . Lord, if ever a case called for impeachment, it is this one.

I missed the recent Bill Moyers Journal program that had a discussion of impeachment, but I found a transcript of it
The discussion of impeachment on the program is between Moyers and his guests John Nichols of The Nation and Bruce Fein, a former Justice Department official during the Reagan administration who drafted articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton. . . . Fein did so "because perjury is a legal crime. And Fein believed no one is above the law." He adds that Fein is a constitutional scholar, and has been affiliated with conservative think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation and writes a weekly column for the Washington Times and Politico.com.
I, too, missed the original Journal and have piecing it together from various sources. The one cited by Durang is a good one.

And it's so refreshing to find a conservative who doesn't turn himself into a pretzel by condemning Clinton and absolving Bush simultaneously.

Perhaps we've found our Goldwater [who went to Nixon and told him he had to resign]. Of course, Nixon listened-- which I'm sure we can count on this president not to do.


Mary Ellen said...

Hi two crows

Just so happens today is the anniversary of the articles of impeachment for Nixon being signed by Congress. I did a post about it first thing this morning. Check it out.

TomCat said...

Not all conservatives are neocons. :-)

John Dean is another good example.

Mary Ellen said...

I had mentioned it on another blog yesterday...can't remember which one, that it was brought up a few times yesterday that Arlen Specter was traveling with the President on Air Force One and couldn't be reached for comment regarding the proof of perjury by Gonzo. I have the feeling he was trying to talk Bush into getting Gonzo to step down. Bush may dig in his heels, but the longer this goes, the more dirt that is going to be found. I have the feeling we will be hearing from Gonzo sometime tonight that he will be stepping down...they will wait until the end of the newsday to announce it.Either that, or tonight they will say they got a "re-statement" from Gonzo saying he "misspoke" again.

an average patriot said...

two crows
Believe it or not you can only hope and I do mean hope. I firmly believe that if Bush thinks his NWO is in danger of being discontinued he will cancel elections and declare martial order.

Robert Rouse said...

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two crows said...

hey, m e--
read your post on Nixon.
[I've also been reading All the President's Men, lately. hmmm-- wonder why that is. . . . :) ]

yeah, it could happen tonight. it's coming up on the
weekend when fewer people are paying attention.

agreed, TC-- and it's good to see them beginning to come forward. finally.

yep-- AAP
in fact, I've got another post in the hopper that talks about exactly that. will post it in the next
day or so.
extremely frightening conclusions there.

shamelessly promote away, Robert! :)
hope you've noted the [rather lackadaisical] countdown I've been doing at the top of the blog.
get a good night's sleep tonight -- and I'm sure I can speak for everyone here -- we're all rootin for you!

I know I'll be over to comment at length on your posts tomorrow.