Geoffrey Long
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Happy Independence Day.

Swiped from SarahScott:

You both crossed the Rubicon yesterday. Which one of you chose the route no longer matters. Which is the ventriloquist and which is the dummy is now irrelevant. But that you have twisted the machinery of our government into nothing more than a tawdy machine of politics, is the only fact that remains relevant.

It is nearly July Fourth, Mr. Bush, the commemoration of the moment we Americans decided that rather than live under a king who made up the laws, or erased them, or ignored them, or commuted the sentences of those rightly convicted under them, we would force our independence and regain our sacred freedoms.

We of this time, and our leaders in Congress, of both parties, must now live up to those standards which echo through our history: Pressure, negotiate, impeach. Get you, Mr. Bush, and Mr. Cheney, two men who are now perilous to our democracy, away from its helm.

And for you, Mr. Bush and Mr, Cheney, there is a lesser task. You need merely to acheive a very low threshold indeed. Display just that iota of patriotism which Richard Nixon showed on August 9, 1974: Resign. And give us someone, anyone, about whom all of us might yet be able to quote John Wayne and say, "I didn't vote for him, but he's my president, and I hope he does a good job."

Good night and good luck indeed.


Finally, a call for resignation!

George Bush's Impeachment

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