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Monday, July 30, 2007


This is a good leader, clear of mind and sound thinking:


WE made mistakes.

Though two independent investigations proved that no illegal activity occurred on my watch, it is crystal clear that what members of my administration did was wrong — no ifs, ands or buts.

I have apologized to Joe Bruno, the Senate majority leader, and now I want to apologize to all New Yorkers.

This is an excerpt from the New York Times; a public apology, written by the Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer.

No passing of the buck, no scapegoating, no seeking to escape responsibility, even if it wasn't Eliot Spitzer himself.

Which is more than I can say for the President of the United States.

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Friday, July 06, 2007


Okay, fine - I know Bush was exercising his constitutional privilage when he chose to commute Scooter Libby's sentence and make the man pay a fine. That just basically laid the groundwork for the full pardon he will grant Libby on January 20, 2009.

Funny how Bush remembers his privilages under the Constitution when he's not crapping on it.

Anyhow, Bush's latest flipping of the bird to the judiciary system, just compounds the continually piling on of offenses he's brought to the Presidency. This, after promising to restore dignity and honor to the White House, a "dignity and honor" that was supposedly trashed because Bill Clinton was getting his groove on in the Oval Office. At least, Clinton didn't go out and start wars because he wanted to, nor did he turn the White House into La Cosa Nostra and politicize the Justice Department, where the incompetent Alberto Gonzales still wears the job title of Attorney General, despite breaking the laws he swore to uphold.

That politicizing of the Justice Department also extended to a Supreme Court who has their collective foot on the gas to return this country to "those good ol' days" where Reamus shined shoes, Bessie cooked and cleaned someone else's house in order to support her family, and every person of color was spat upon, shat upon, beaten to the back of the bus that Black Men couldn't even get a job driving. Clarence Thomas actually believes that segregation and discrimination would have eventually been resolved ala Booker T. Washington.

W.E.B DuBois had other ideas about that. But, I'm digressing here. You want to know about why there's no reason not to impeach Bush and Cheney. Considering that Reagan's former NSA Chief, William Odom, is not only saying there's reason to impeach, he feels it's imperative, to the point, he's laid out a plan for impeachment, if the wimpy, spineless Democrats would only use it.

From DailyKos, via the Angry Rakkastan:

Retired three-star Army General William Odom threw Commander Guy under the bus today. And Odom is no ordinary three-star. From 1985-1988 he served as chief of the NSA under Ronald Reagan.

So take a deep breath, Red America: It’s going to be hard to spin this one.

Writing for Harvard University’s Nieman Watchdog, Odom called for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. Now, he’s done this before, so that’s not where the news is. Rather, the good stuff came at the end of Odom’s piece—when he delivered a three-step plan by which Congress can force the President to give in. Here’s a summation of what Odom said:
  1. Redefine what "supporting the troops" means.
  1. Flatly refuse to appropriate war funds "for anything but withdrawal operations with a clear deadline for completion."
  1. If that doesn’t work, Congress should impeach the President for "the ‘high crime’ of squandering the lives of soldiers and Marines for his own personal interest."

Well, well, now. Even the Reaganites have had it with GeeShrubya. But, GeeShrubya has never, really been all of the problem. We've had a predatory overlord running this country under the guise of being a Vice-President. A VP who shot his friend in the face...and made him apologize for shooting him in the face.

A Vice-President who just claimed he's not a member of the Executive Branch of government, when asked (subpeoned) to turn over his records regarding who visited him regarding the development of energy policy, and anything else that smelled of Eau De Criminale, with a touch of Fred Thompson's stale cigar and English Leather, Hai Karate or Brut.

A Vice President who told the now Senate Chair of the Judiciary, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, to go "F---" himself, and didn't draw a peep of a censure from the Senate for dissing one of its own members.

A Vice-President, who has a lesbian daughter that just made him a grandfather, and yet, he's in a government that's so homophobic, her partner, Heather Poe, has no rights as a human being because she's gay, and no parental rights to little Sam Cheney; how do you explain that?

It's bad enough that six children in this world has Richard Bruce Cheney for a grandfather. If my grandfathers were one soupcon of the evil that is Dick Cheney, I would shoot them both with those Winchester rifles they owned, and get off for justifiable homicide.

A Vice-President who's dared us to challenge him on anything pertaining to being constitutional, while he controls our "Decider Guy" like Edgar Bergen controlled Charlie McCarthy for the last seven years.

Well, in all honesty, I'd be a little intimidated, too, seeing as he shot his friend, Carl Worthington, in the face, and the guy came out of the hospital apologizing for all the trouble he caused Cheney by getting shot. WTH?

Read that DKos post. Then try to tell me there's no reason to impeach Bush and Cheney, when the evidence clearly shows there's no reason NOT to impeach. We will be forever derelict in our duties as American citizens if we do not.

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