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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:34 PM
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BREAKING: Senators want Gonzales no-confidence vote
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/17/breaking-senators-w... /

BREAKING: Senators want Gonzales no-confidence vote.At a press conference moments ago, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called on the Senate to hold a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.



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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:36 PM
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1. That'll keep the Comey story alive.
This weekend is going to be interesting on the talk shows.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:36 PM
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2. End Game.
n/t
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:37 PM
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4. How hot do you think it'll get?
Seriously. He's the firewall to Rove, Cheney and Bush.

He can't leave, or the house of cards tumbles down.

Julie
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:54 PM
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12. They wouldn't be doing it...
If the Comey revelations hadn't come to light. If Ashcroft(!) was ready to resign over it, you know that it all must have been very, very bad.

After all, John Ashcroft is not civil liberty's best friend, all in all.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:00 PM
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35. No frickin' KIDDING! If ashcroft wouldn't go for it, you KNOW it has to
Edited on Thu May-17-07 04:01 PM by calimary
stink to high heaven - too icky even for the likes of him!

You said something just above here about "End Game"?

Well, you know, these assholes tend to want to murmur about the "end times." Maybe these are theirs. Hopefully.

And yes, I think the Comey stuff is what's done it. Just a little too sour a mouthful even for some of the bad guys to swallow.

PS: CALL YOUR REPS. TOLL FREE. See sig line numbers below. CALL YOUR REPS, EITHER PARTY. Doesn't matter who. Just that you DO.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:40 PM
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7. I agree with you. The next step to Gonzo's impeachment. n/t
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:30 PM
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27. Before AG's impeachment, next week an immunized Monica Goodling might have unknown crimes to reveal.
Neither Gonzales nor Rove have immunity.

Goodling, as White House liason, should be an interesting listen next week.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:37 PM
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3. Are these prima donna senators going to endlessly bicker over the language of the resolution again?
Remember the fiasco over the resolution (non-binding) to merely denounce the Iraq troop increase.
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sheerjoy Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:38 PM
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5. Same o same o
pretend to do something... and get ignored... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:40 PM
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6. Binding?
Just wondering aloud.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:04 PM
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15. Not without enough to override. . . .. n/t
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Lobster Martini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:43 PM
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8. When will Tony Snow announce that the WH still has full confidence in Amnesia Gonzales?
Edited on Thu May-17-07 01:44 PM by Lobster Martini
Assuming that Democrats hang together, Lieberman votes nay, Specter votes yea and McCain misses the vote entirely, there could be enough yeas.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:53 PM
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11. Amnesia Gonzales!
:rofl:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:49 PM
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9. He's braindead. Can't remember his middle name.
It's checkmate. Either he's lying, or he can't remember. Either way he's not fit for the job.


The illusive Chimp is hard to catch. Patience is so hard when the forest is burning.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:04 PM
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16. AG Gonzales, what did you wife give you for Christmas?
I don't recall.

When did you meet your wife?

I don't recall.

When is your wife's birthday?

I don't recall.

How many kids do you have?

I don't recall.



And on and on. I think that is they way the Congress can prove he's stonewalling about the US Attorneys. Ask him a bunch of questions about things that occured around the time in question. Like, where did he go for Thankgsiving? What did he eat for Thanksgiving? What did he buy his wife for Christmas? What did his wife give him for Christmas? What did he get each of his three kids for Christmas? Where was he on New Year's Eve?

Etc., etc., etc.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:25 PM
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25. How many fingers am I holding up?
"Senator..I don't..I don't know if I can comment on that."
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crikkett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:19 PM
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37. I'll see that last line of yours and raise you a haiku:

Illusive Chimp is
hard to catch. Patience required,
as the forest burns.

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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:51 PM
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10. Satire is Dead...
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:57 PM
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13. Jeez I like the sound of jail better
No confidence for criminals. Greatest country on earth, no?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:01 PM
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14. Here's an article I was going to post about it..Link:
Dems Seek No-Confidence Vote on Gonzales
By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer

23 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Two Senate Democrats said Thursday they will seek a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over accusations that he carried out President Bush's political agenda at the expense of the Justice Department's independence.

Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California, who have led the investigation into the conduct of White House officials and Gonzales, said the attorney general has been too weakened to run the department.

Just when such a vote might occur in the Senate was uncertain.

Their announcement is the latest in a series of blows suffered by Gonzales this week, including new criticism from Republicans and the prediction of one GOP veteran that the investigation into the firings of federal prosecutors would end with the attorney general's resignation.<snip>

http://www.comcast.net/news/politics/index.jsp?cat=POLI...
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:04 PM
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17. Woohoo! 5th Rec!
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:06 PM
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18. I guess I'm naive, but have they done this before?
I thought no confidence votes were in a parliamentary type government.

:shrug:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:16 PM
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19. WTF will THAT do??? Impeach the bastard already.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:20 PM
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23. Can he be impeached?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:29 PM
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26. I THINK so.......
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:16 PM
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20. A no confidence vote? How utterly pathetic.
That jerk (gonzales) is a partner and key with this criminal administration. He has broken many many laws, violated the public trust and perjured himself under oath before congress. The best they are willing to do is get a group of lawmakers to agree that "they don't like him"?
Every day that our (increasingly ill named) "representatives" allow this administration to continue its lawlessness is a step closer to our reps being complicit.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:36 PM
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29. and he's supposed to uphold law and order
what a laugh and insult to all those who have fought and died for freedom and justice.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:18 PM
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21. What do they think this is, the fucking Parliament? Impeach the bastard!
For christ sakes, if he's no good, if he's a threat to our Democracy, then impeach the bastard along with the rest of them.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:25 PM
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22. Rumsfeld, Libby, Meirs, Powell, Gonzo's three stooges, the generals on the ground -
not only will Gonzo-boy be gone but Bush will have a new cabinet by the time he leaves office, if the repugs don't suggest impeaching him for invading Iraq with fabricated intel first!

Payback will be Bush resigning like his mentor Nixon!
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:22 PM
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24. Who knows what we might see for Friday news dump
Uh, that's what they will do....
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:31 PM
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28. Do it. - n/t
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:56 PM
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30. Mods Please this delet this DUP thread
Edited on Thu May-17-07 03:37 PM by Perky
Dems Seek No-Confidence Vote on Gonzales

By LAURIE KELLMAN
Associated Press Writer


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GONZALES_PROSECU...


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats said Thursday they will seek a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over accusations that he carried out President Bush's political agenda at the expense of his government duties.

Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California, who have led the investigation into the conduct of White House officials and Gonzales, said the attorney general has become too weakened to run the department.

ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:56 PM
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31. What the heck is Gonzales waiting on?
Step down already!!
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:56 PM
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32. So what.. is this
just another symbolic action?

Congress: all talk, symbolism and no show.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:56 PM
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33. Yes, this is a safe, symbolic MEANINGLESS action
He is not being subpoenaed to give account under oath. He is not being impeached. Instead, Congress is wagging their collective finger in general direction and saying, "Naughty!"
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Californian Dreamer Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:08 PM
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36. To be fair...
I don't see them jumping directly to impeachment no matter how keen they are on it. A vote of no confidence can indeed be a meaningless gesture... or testing the waters to see if they can get votes for impeachment.
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GOTV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:56 PM
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34. And if that doesn't work, it's time for a NON-BINDING RESOLUTION! n/t
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