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November 08, 2007

David Swanson On The Real News

Below is a Real News interview with David "Hardest Working Man in Progressive Politics" Swanson about Kucinich's recent introduction of an impeachment resolution on Cheney.

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Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 8, 2007 12:05 PM

Wonder if Ron Paul will help Kucinich out here. Any thoughts?

Posted by: Sully at November 8, 2007 07:26 PM

just a Q: if Cheney were to be actually impeached by some miracle. who would replace him?

Posted by: almostinfamous at November 9, 2007 12:58 AM

if Cheney were to be actually impeached by some miracle. who would replace him?

Good question. I believe the president decides and then has to get congressional approval. Thus, with current congressional leadership, Bush could probably nominate Cheney and then congress would vote him back into office.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at November 9, 2007 08:34 AM

almostinfamous: At this point Satan would be an improvement, the LESSER of two evils.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 9, 2007 09:11 AM

patience: Pelosi is pivotal.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 9, 2007 09:15 AM

Mike Meyers,

Pelosi is being used as an excuse. The reality is the the entire house leadership is rife with AIPACers and they are the ones that really hold the power. It's why she tried and failed to get Murtha as corrupt as he is into Hoyer's place, because she knew he would be a counterweight. She is essentially alone and undercut.

Until the impeachment movement addresses the lobbying power. They are going to continually fail. There are no shortage of smart people in this community, which is why it's a mystery to me why this isn't central yet?

Posted by: patience at November 9, 2007 11:20 AM

As far as a replacement of Cheney goes, I remember seeing what seemed at the time a serious suggestion that retiring Senator Warner would be a good caretaker Veep/Pres until 2009. I could go for that.

Jon's suggestion that Cheney might replace himself would no doubt be agreeable to Bush and Cheney, and might well pass the Senate as currently constituted, but seems ruled out by this provision of the late, great Constitution:

>>Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at November 9, 2007 07:15 PM

On December 1, John Nirenberg, of Brattleboro,Vt., will begin his "March in My Name" project. He will walk from Fanfaneuil Hall in Boston to Nancy Pelosi's office in Washington, to urge the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Please see his web site at, then sign up to have him "march in your name."

Posted by: Rosemary Molloy at November 10, 2007 08:51 AM

patience.: Voter Initiative on the BUDGET AND TAXES, addresses the LOBBY PROBLEM directly and effectively.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 10, 2007 10:57 AM