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  •  And don't forget... (12+ / 0-)

    Nixon, should have gone to jail and sent a message to all politicians that they are not above the law.

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis Brandeis

    by Ohkwai on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 11:04:17 AM PDT

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    •  9/11 was an impeachable offense (6+ / 0-)

      The utter disregard on the part of the Bush administration for the repeated warnings it was given about Al Qaeda represents the most grotesque instance of criminal negligence in this nation's history.  As such, it should have merited impeachment.  

      So too should the outing of Valerie Plame.

      The blatant lies leading to the Iraq War.  Not to mention the fact that the war itself violated international law.

      On the other hand, John Kerry looks French and Al Gore is fat now. So what do I know??????

      When you punch enough holes through steerage, the first-class cabins sink with the rest of the ship.

      by Roddy McCorley on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 12:25:55 PM PDT

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    •  I'm too over-educated for my own good (1+ / 0-)
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      At the time, I thought, "Ford's trying to avoid that whole Caesar-at-the-Rubicon thing."

      Pompey and the Optimates hadn't given Caesar an out.  If he stayed in Gaul, he'd be hunted down as a rebel.  If he went back to Rome, he'd be put on trial and probably executed.

      The river Rubicon was the border between Gaul and Italy.  By crossing it with his army, Caesar would be at war with the Optimates.  "Alea iacta est," and all that.

      Like Ford would actually think such things.  It was a done deal when he became VP, a pardon for the presidency.

      Now I'm all in favor of locking up as many corrupt politicians as possible.  Man, have we got a lot of them!

      Tell me what to write. tellmewhattowrite.com 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

      by rbird on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 12:30:04 PM PDT

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