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Texas Blogger Who’s Playin? Waves Impeachment Banner

Fellow Texas blogger Who’s Playin? had enough and felt he had to do something.  So he did. He and some other folks took the case for impeachment to a highway overpass.

It takes all kinds of actions to get things done. You need letter writing, blogs, voting, volunteering, donations, and making the case to friends and family.

It also takes public actions such as waving a sign from a highway overpass. This tells folks that what they are feeling is also felt by others.

I don’t think an effort to impeach President Bush is worth the energy it would take and the distraction it would involve.  As much as I dislike Mr. Bush’s conduct of office, I think impeachment is almost always a political act. That is how it was in the case of President Andrew Johnson and how it was in the case of President Bill Clinton

When both sides of the aisle knew a president had to go, Richard Nixon quit his office. 

No matter though what I think—Who’s Playin? is clearly on a good path.

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July 26, 2007 - Posted by | Blogging, Good People, Political History, Politics

2 Comments »

  1. Thanks Neil. Though I understand the argument that impeachment is a distraction, I think it is very important – in fact, supremely important – that we restore public confidence in our government first and foremost.

    Congress is about to go into a 5 week recess. This is time that could be used to take up the issue.

    Unfortunately, our President has shown that he cares more about self-preservation than doing his job openly and honestly. We are on a slippery slope to tyranny.

    Comment by Whosplayin | July 27, 2007

  2. Mr. Bush is plenty bad. But when I look back at Indian removal or years of slavery and then Jim Crow or the Vietnam War which went longer and killed more on all sides than Iraq, I don’t know that I can reach the conclusion that this is somehow the end of the line for our freedoms.

    I have a lot of concerns. I wonder if the public at this point would be overly upset if we had some kind of cunsumer-based tyranny of ample goods and services. But Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney will be gone in 18 months and the voting public did, finally, reject Republicans in last year’s election.

    So we’ll see and some of us will keep up the fight as you are doing quite well.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 27, 2007


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