Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bush and Cheney. Time to Resign.

You know that great scene in the movie Independance Day, where Bill Pullman (playing the president we wanted for a crisis vs. the the one we have now) gives this great speech:
We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!" We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

Did that scene send shivers down your spine? It did me.

Watch this video of Keith Olbermann calling for Bush and Cheney to resign.

See if you don't get shivers during the end.

And here is a fun fact for you folks in radioland:
Melanie Morgan's mom really really likes Keith Olbermann.
Lee Rodgers likes to say he has more people locked in his bathroom than watch Keith Olbermann's show. To which I have two comments.
  1. Someone should contact the police in Rodger's city and have them check out his bathroom. (Rodgers doesn't live in the Bay Area, he really DOES "phone it in" every day.)
  2. Jealous much?


NWJR said...

Olberman's off his rocker. RESIGN? Oh, come on. He's got nothing on Bill Clinton when it comes to (as Olberman snidely put it) "commut[ing] the sentences of those rightly convicted under [the laws].

I like Keith, but he needs to start taking his Prozac again.

3:11 AM  
Metro said...

Yeah, 'cos Clinton got impeached for a blowjob and pardoned Marc Rich.

You're right nwjr: Bush shouldn't resign.

He must be impeached, alongside that great ogre Cheney. The two of 'em together wouldn't recognize justice if she stepped on their bunions. For them, "justice" means "I get to do what I want without consequences."

You Bush apologists need to take off your blinkers. Marc Rich paid $100 million in fines before the charges were dropped. And for what?

Tax evasion.

Oh--and making shady deals with Iran. Odd how the little ironies start to pile up, isn't it? Wonder what the histories of the energy executives who power the Bush administration might show in terms of business deals in the Middle East?

Scooter Libby (on behalf of Dick Cheney) violated national security--y'know, that thing so damn important that torture was legalized, habeas corpus ditched, the Constitution violated, illegal wiretapping intitiated, and the right to freedom of expression deliberately squelched to protect it?

But Libby gets away scot-free because Cheney's terrified he might finally get caught. Bush--the man who decided "no clemency" for 152 people in 5 minutes in death-penalty cases--decides it's "too harsh" to send Libby to club Fed, away from his family for less than three years?

Bloody. Amazing.

Scooter'll get his $250,000 fine from some "patriotic" Repugnicans. Then Bush'll give him a Clinton-style pardon at the end of his last term.

And what will you apologists say then, huh?

Bush and Cheney should not be allowed the dignity of resigning. They need to be brought to book for their high crimes against America, to say nothing of the rest of the world.

Oh--and who d'you think was Marc Rich's attorney of record. Any idea?

I leave the answer as an exercise for the apologist. Your moral equivocations are disgusting.

9:24 AM  
Jim said...

Bush should be impeached rather than be allowed to resign- although neither is likely to happen. Not because of Libby's commutation however as he was convicted of a crime that was not a crime. There are any number of reasons to impeach Bush but the democrats refuse to do what they were sent to office to do. They are more interested in regaining control over america than executing the duties of office.

9:56 AM  
Metro said...

Jim, we agree on so much ...

Except that what Libby was convicted of clearly is a crime. No doubt and no question. A conservative-appointed judge decided to put him away after a jury of his peers found him guilty.

Not to mention the number of people before Scooter who got jail time for it.

However, yes, King Shrub and "I'm my own branch of government" Cheney need impeaching.

11:28 PM  
Steaming Pile said...

The Independence Day speech ought to give you chills. It was ripped off from Shakespeare's Henry V St. Crispin's Day speech.

10:31 AM  

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