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Look at Richardson's, Edwards' and Clinton's statements [the others are less clear], and tell me why they are not asking for Bush and Cheney to be impeached. They are accusing him of HIgh Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 05:14:55 AM EST
On the other hand, none of the candidates except Biden went so far to suggest that the President did this to cover his or Cheney's own ass.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 05:43:34 AM EST
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I disagree. They're simply re-hashing Democratic talking points about the facts of the case, facts which have been ruled on and in the public domain for some time now.

If they really wanted to point up the rhetoric dial, they would have used language like "obstruction of justice" with respect to Bush himself and this commutation.

I haven't heard that yet.

In any event, none of these "leaders" have a track record of really going after Bush in any but the most rhetorical fashion, so I hope one will forgive me for not holding my breath this time.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 10:37:12 AM EST
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Give it a couple of hours...

Hillary Clinton again (ctsy of TPM Election Central):

"I believe that presidential pardon authority is available to any president, and almost all presidents have exercised it," Clinton said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "This (the Libby decision) was clearly an effort to protect the White House. ... There isn't any doubt now, what we know is that Libby was carrying out the implicit or explicit wishes of the vice president, or maybe the president as well, in the further effort to stifle dissent."

Before that, Biden:
Today, Tony Snow said that President Bush decided to commute Scooter Libby's 30 month prison sentence for perjury and obstruction of justice because it was 'excessive.'

Yet, last year, the Bush administration filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court in an attempt to uphold a lower court's ruling that a 33 month prison sentence for Victor Rita, who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, was 'reasonable.'

The questions we should all be asking ourselves today are: Why is the President flip-flopping? Why does Scooter Libby get special treatment?

What consequences the two Senators will draw from this obstruction of justice is still open, of course.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Wed Jul 4th, 2007 at 04:32:20 AM EST
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Impeachment is something Kucinich pursues.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 02:02:13 PM EST
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