moyers on impeachment

If you missed the Bill Moyers piece last night on impeachment, the video is now online. It’s worth watching… If you can’t watch it, there’s also a transcript… Basically, it’s just Bill and two guys talking about whether or not Bush should be impeached. It’s a great conversation. One of the guests is the Republican constitutional scholar who wrote the articles of impeachment against Clinton. The other is the author of a book called “The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders’ Cure for Royalism.” Seriously, if you’re only going to watch one thing tonight online, this should be it… The porn can wait. (via Metafilter)

Most of the people I know don’t want to see impeachment pursued. They want to see the Republicans implode. Consensus seems to be that if the Democrats push for impeachment, it’ll just bring the Republicans back together. “If we just leave the administration alone,” I’m told, “they’ll fuck the party forever.” Maybe that strategy makes sense on some level, but I’m inclined to say that we should pursue impeachment, vigorously, even if it means having to compete with a stronger Republican party in the future. I think we, as a nation, need to take it upon ourselves to see this administration removed from power, if only to somewhat redeem ourselves in eyes of future generations. We need to show the rest of the world that we realize that what we’ve done is wrong. We need to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions.

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  1. mark
    Posted July 16, 2007 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Of course, once Cheney forces Bush to attack Iran all this discussion of impeachment will be a moot point.

  2. edweird
    Posted July 17, 2007 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Something else for you to chew on:

  3. CLP
    Posted July 17, 2007 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Our elected officials have taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. If an impeachable offense has taken place, action must be taken. Politics shouldn’t enter into it.

  4. edweird
    Posted July 17, 2007 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I just finished the first half. Wow. I’m posting this at my site as well.

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