Over the weekend, I received the following very naive and shocking e-mail from Democrats.com, which I am re-posting in its entirety:
Congratulations on the fabulous and historic election of President Barack Obama!!!
As we celebrate our new President-elect and all the
changes he will bring to our nation, we must not turn a blind eye to
the final actions of George Bush.
Incredibly, Washington is already buzzing with Bush's plans to block all investigations of his crimes and even to pardon everyone involved – including Cheney and himself. Chris Matthews is even counting down the days .
Does Bush have the power to pardon everyone in his administration? Yes.
Will he abuse that power to stay out of jail? Only if we let him.
We must create a groundswell of opposition to any
pardons by George Bush, so he understands that he will be impeached and
prosecuted for issuing corrupt pardons.
We will announce additional plans to stop Bush's
pardons in the coming days. Read more about our efforts and join our
discussion here: (link removed)
Thanks for all you do!
Isn't that cute, folks?
Doesn't that just tug at the heartstrings? I mean, if we all make our voices heard, perhaps George W Bush will decide to forego his pending abuse of the executive power of the pardon, because he's afraid we
might impeach and prosecute him. They have the right idea, but getting a bunch of signatures on a petition simply won't do.
Look; if there is one thing we know about Bush and Cheney, it's that they don't care what we think about them at all.
Therefore, with Congress coming back to the Capitol from recess today, there is no reason to wait 65 more days; it's time to put forth articles of impeachment TODAY! It's not time to THREATEN impeachment; it's time to IMPEACH! And there is no time to waste.
There are stories all over the press regarding the petitions being sent to Bush regarding pardons for all sorts of criminals, all over the country, and even the world. But the criminals we need to be worried about are sitting in the White House, or have had access to the White House over the last eight years. We have to investigate these people; they have chosen to be secretive about everything they've done for the entire
Bush Administration, and we need to get to the bottom of it. It's not just about possible war crimes; it's about everything. Even if we choose not to frog march the lot of them, if we're to get at the information we need, we'll need leverage, and if Bush pardons everyone who has ever worked for his administration, we'll have to wait for the flood of books to come out, because investigators will never be able to get to the bottom of any of it.
Even if we don't hold an impeachment trial, or remove his sorry ass, Congress must pass at least one article of impeachment against George W. Bush. It's time to call your member of Congress, and demand that at least one article of impeachment be passed against George W. Bush, immediately.
Democrats.com has the right idea, but come on; you can't threaten the Bushies; you have to act against them. Congress must impeach Bush TODAY, and prevent the mass of pardons that are absolutely certain, should they fail to act, and act immediately. We don't have 64 days; for all we know, Bush has already signed pardons for all of these people. We need to impeach him, to make sure they can't become valid.
The time to impeach was yesterday. But better late than never.