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ElementaryPenguin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:49 PM
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Carl Bernstein calls for Bushler's Impeachment!!
Can't have enough voices calling for the Evil Idiot to be ousted or step down. Nice to have a Watergate figure doing the asking!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-05...

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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:54 PM
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1. Too bad his old partner Woodward has turned woosie
Bernstein......the smart one
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:54 PM
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2. He was interviewed by Blitzer earlier
and he side-stepped an actual call for impeachment. He said, 'apples and oranges'. He said, the Republicans should look closely at what bush is doing and that he 'bent' the Constitution. He wasn't very forthright in his interview.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:04 PM
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6. He was excellent on CNN
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:42 PM by teryang
...that is why Wolf cut him off as he always does when someone starts hitting the jugular.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:22 PM
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10. Kick for Wow n/t
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:56 PM
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3. Excellent editorial
thanks for posting it. Makes one realize how far Mr. Woodward has sunk.
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:56 PM
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4. I have been wondering where this
guy has been. He was much better than Woodward. Stronger in conviction and an all round better scribe. Smarter too as I see now. Woodward turned into a repuke after he made a bunch of money. Too bad too.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:00 PM
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5. He is not calling for impeachment
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:02 PM by teryang
He specifically said he wasn't on CNN this evening.

What he is doing is pointing the dangers this leader represents, going beyond watergate and beyond the harm done by even the Vietnam war, it is the assault on human rights, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

He sees the Abu Ghraid torture policy as deriving from the President directly, and as being part and parcel of the denial of the Bill of Rights in the Patriot Act, and the circumvention of the Geneva Conventions at Gitmo. He is talking about the emergence of a Gulag from the executive office and the danger this presents to all of us.

The question for him is, when did the subservient republican leaders and others in the Congress give up on the Constitution? When are they going to view this drift toward arbitrary dangerous authority with a critical eye and do something about it?
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ElementaryPenguin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:16 PM
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7. Well...between the lines...
I would say he is implicitly calling for it - without specifically calling for it (providing himself with some wiggle room). Impeachment is precisely how Congress can "stop" a president - especially one who is presently using the Constitution to wipe his ass with. He made some great points. Thanks.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:40 PM
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9. You've got to collect the evidence
...and make the case first. The pre-conditions are no-where near met. The majority party doesn't give a damn.

It is implicit as you say. But assuming that it is impractical at this point, republican figures taking a more assertive stance criticizing these developements would sink any chances he has for a legitimate election.
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bobabooee Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:36 PM
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8. How much pull does Carl have with the Republican Congress?
Enough to get some articles drawn up?
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