I second the motion

Creature @ State of the Day writes:

Tomorrow, while the iron is still hot, impeachment proceedings must begin against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Tomorrow, while the ire is up, resolutions must be introduced. Not next week. Not next month. Tomorrow.

Everyone in America who knows anything about the world knows that the attorney general of the United States is a liar and a crook.

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11 Responses to “I second the motion”

  1. Creature Says:

    I third it…oh wait I was the one who firsted it.

  2. No Oil for Pacifists Says:

    I have no love for Mr. Gonzales; he is an ineffective AG, and I’ve argued he should resign or be fired. But the Constitution limits impeachment to cases of “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. What Gonzales act(s) are you claiming qualifies for which enumerated justification(s)?

  3. whig Says:

    No Oil, did you visit the related post?

  4. No Oil for Pacifists Says:

    you mean on Hullabaloo and Firedoglake? Yeah, found it unspecific. I know in testimony, Gonzales had come off as a bad manager, who forgets things, and isn’t too clear as to whether he’s taking staff recommendations or sticking with his approach. What about any of that is impeachable which, I remind you, requires scienter. So question to you: what law do you argue he violated?

  5. No Oil for Pacifists Says:

    Yeah, I saw. He comes off as an idiot–but that’s different from a “High crime” or “Misdemeanor>” What exactly, are you claiming?

  6. whig Says:

    Lying to congress and obstruction of an investigation into illegal conduct, for starters.

  7. whig Says:

    Ultimately, contempt of congress is an impeachable high misdemeanor.

  8. whig Says:

    By the same token, I may be overenthusiastic at times. There needs to be more investigation.

  9. whig Says:

    The underlying crime seems to be election fixing.

  10. OmbudsBen Says:

    Pressuring Ashcroft, while in the hospital, having turned his duties over to acting director Comey while hospitalized, to sign off on an *illegal* wiretapping operation.

    As was said half a century ago to the disgraced and disgraceful Senator McCarthy:

    Have you no shame, sir?

    Good grief, the Republicans talk about character and pride in personal conduct and then their chosen leaders resort to this kind of twisted, sick, arm-twisting of a sick man and they defend the perp.

    NOFP: if a Clinton administrator did precisely what good Bush buddy Alberto did in trying to enact an illegal wiretapping operation, the neocons would be
    S C R E A M I N G
    about the sanctity of the Bill of Rights, and you know it.

    Have you no shame, sir? Finally, at last, after all of this, have you no shame?


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