The Lady Speaks

GO Vermont!!

Five Vermont towns – Newfane, Brookfield, Dummerston, Marlboro and Putney – have passed resolutions calling for Rep. Bernie Sanders (Ind.), their sole representative in the House, to file articles of impeachment against the President, according to an Associated Press report.

In five Vermont communities, a centuries-old tradition of residents gathering in town halls to conduct local business became a vehicle to send a message to Washington: Impeach the president.

An impeachment article, approved by a paper ballot 121-29 in Newfane Tuesday, calls on Vermont’s lone member of the U.S. House, independent Rep. Bernie Sanders, to file articles of impeachment against President Bush, alleging he misled the nation into the Iraq war and engaged in illegal domestic spying.

“It absolutely affects us locally,” said Newfane select board member Dan DeWalt, who drafted the impeachment article. “It’s our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, who are dying” in the war in Iraq.

(snip)

Sanders issued a statement after the Newfane vote saying that although the Bush administration “has been a disaster for our country, and a number of actions that he has taken may very well not have been legal,” given the reality that the Republicans control the House and the Senate, “it would be impractical to talk about impeachment.”

Jim Barnett, chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, said Sanders should reject the resolution: “We should not be impeaching presidents just because we disagree with them.”

We shouldn’t impeach them over blowjobs either, but that’s been done – thanks to a Republican Congress. So why do they have a problem impeaching one who admitted he broke the law several times and intends to continue doing so. Tell me, Mr. Barnett, what’s wrong with impeaching one who has ignored and/or gutted the Constitution?

*crickets chirping*

Oh. That only applies to Democratic Presidents. Hmmm. Glad we cleared that up.

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March 8, 2006 - Posted by | Bush, Impeachment, Politics, Uncategorized

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