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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:21 AM
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Brattleboro Reformer: Impeach Rally Draws Hundreds
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Impeach rally draws hundreds
By PAUL HEINTZ, Reformer Staff

Tuesday, November 27
HANOVER, N.H. -- It was a night of impassioned oratory bringing together regional and national leaders of the impeachment movement, ranging from Newfane Selectboard member Dan DeWalt to presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio. Though billed as a "teach in" and held at Dartmouth College, impressionable students were far outnumbered by gray-haired veterans of a movement that began in southern Vermont and has since spread throughout New England.

John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation and author of "The Genius of Impeachment," provided the emotional centerpiece of the evening, listing the impeachable offenses he believes President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have committed and quoting the founding fathers' support of the practice.

In writing the Constitution, Nichols said, the founders "made six references to impeachment. It's the message in the bottle. Uncork the bottle. Impeach Dick Cheney and George Bush."

In introducing members of a panel consisting of Kucinich, Nichols and Iraq Veterans Against the War New England coordinator Adrienne Kinne, DeWalt told the audience of 200 that the impeachment


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Forum participants spent much of their time reiterating points they have argued for years now -- that to not impeach Bush and Cheney would be to permanently sully the Constitution, and that there is plenty of time left to banish the president from the Oval Office.

"People say they're going to be gone in 14 months, but I say they can do a lot of damage in that time," Kucinich said.

"Do not listen to those who tell you it's too late to follow the Constitution. Do not listen to those who tell you it's politically inconvenient," Nichols said. "I say 10 minutes, 10 hours, 10 days -- that's my timeline. It's not too late to impeach. In fact, it is exactly the right time to impeach."

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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:35 AM
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1. It's never too late to uphold the Constitution!!!
Keep on keeping on!~
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:37 AM
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2. cocomo -- is that you?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:40 AM
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3. Let's all move to Vermont!
They get it! Must be some kind of vortex there where Enlightenment about our Nation is received through Osmosis!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:41 AM
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4. K&R
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:44 AM
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5. there has never been a more right time
impeachment was put in the constitution just for these occassions and it pisses me off that the damn dems won't ever try, except'n of course a few
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:57 AM
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6. K&R&ImpeachNow
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