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2007 March 24 — Why Now?
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it’s not just for Presidents.

From the Wikipedia article on Impeachment:

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Jack at the Grumpy Forester details the crime.

Olvlzl at Echidne of the Snakes talks about the reason to impeach Gonzales.

The President specifically lacks the power to pardon impeachment. Impeachment can include a ban on ever holding a Federal office, in addition to removal from office. Something that should be considered in view of the number of convicted, but pardoned, Iran-Contra felons with jobs in the current administration.

If John Conyers starts holding impeachment hearings on Federal officials, maybe people will decide that the Democrats are serious about oversight.

March 24, 2007   5 Comments

Gator Faculty Bites Bush

CNN says: University of Florida squabbles over snub to Jeb Bush

University officials said they could not recall any precedent for the Senate rejecting the nominees put forth by the Faculty Senate’s Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Awards and Memorials Committee. The committee determines whether nominees deserve consideration according to standards that include “eminent distinction in scholarship or high distinction in public service.”

“The committee endorsed him,” [UF President] Machen said. “It is unheard of that a faculty committee would look at candidates, make recommendations and then [those candidates] be overturned by the Senate.”

No one could have imagined that faculty members would be annoyed with the problems that face the state’s higher education system and do something about it.

The problem is that John Ellis Bush has done nothing particularly good for the University of Florida, and a few things that many people consider bad. If you don’t pass the test, you don’t get the degree, just like JEB’s reliance on the FCAT, which he has shown he can’t pass.

March 24, 2007   3 Comments

Stop Resisting Assimilation

In the Shrubbery’s liar-side chat, on the radio today:

President George W. Bush accused the Democratic-led Congress of wasting taxpayers’ time picking fights with the White House instead of resolving disputes over money for U.S. troops and the firings of the U.S. attorneys.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, Bush called on Democratic leaders in Congress to move beyond political discord and take bipartisan action on both issues that have driven a wedge between the Bush administration and Capitol Hill.


Democrats said it was time to heed the mandate of their election sweep last November, which gave them control of Congress…

I don’t guess it’s possible for the Shrubbery to compromise, or even consider honoring his Constitutional oath and job description.

March 24, 2007   2 Comments