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  •  As much as I think Bush should.... (15+ / 0-)

    .....have been impeached, you know as well as I do that he'd never have been convicted, even if he was caught on videotape fucking a corpse. Impeaching him would have been a waste of time and Pelosi knew that very well.

    •  And it would have put Cheney in office. (4+ / 0-)
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      Which would not have represented an improvement, especially as it would have set him up to run for president if he wanted.

      •  He would have lost (1+ / 0-)
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        And he had a huge amount of control as it was.  And with his approvals, which were even lower than Bush's I'd remind you, he was never going to win in 2008.  Never.

        I think the big problem would have been actually getting it done.  If that happened and they showed evidence of torture and showed the similarities between that and the war crimes of the Japanese then it could have been okay politically.  Probably not great for the Dems, but definitely better for the country.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:42:51 PM PST

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      •  And really, they should have indicted (2+ / 0-)
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        lineatus, FutureNow

        Cheney first.  I'm sure they could find something big to lay on him.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:43:32 PM PST

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        •  I saw several "Impeach Cheney First" stickers (3+ / 0-)
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          AoT, Angie in WA State, BYw

          back in the day...

          •  It's how Watergate played out. (5+ / 0-)
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            MPociask, mrsgoo, FutureNow, lineatus, AoT

            They forced Spiro Agnew to resign before Nixon's Impeachment charges were laid.

            Nov, 1972: Nixon wins re-election in largest landslide election in history.

            Summer 1972 to Spring 1973: Woodward & Bernstein investigate and publish series of stories on Nixon and the expanding "Watergate" investigations.

            Oct, 1973: Vice President Spiro T Agnew resigned amid allegations—unrelated to Watergate—of bribery, tax evasion and money laundering from his tenure as Maryland's governor.

            The House Judiciary Committee, opened impeachment hearings against the President on May 9, 1974, which were televised on the major networks.

            August 9, 1974: Richard Milhous Nixon resigns as US President. Historical note - the man Nixon choose to replace the resigned Agnew was a man who had spent time on the Warren Commission, the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford.

            Who, upon Nixon's resignation, became the very first person to assume the office of the US Presidency, under the terms of the 25th Amendment. Other VPs have assumed the office, following a presidential election, but all were part of the elected POTUS/VP team.


            "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

            by Angie in WA State on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:15:50 PM PST

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          •  I had one on my car. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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            Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

            by Meteor Blades on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:02:56 AM PST

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