Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Mainstream media, owned by the wealthy, has always dragged its feet about exposing the high crimes and misdemeanors of those in power. They and the ruling elite had about fifty "smoking guns" regarding Watergate before--fearful of serious public disorder--they decided to "discover" THE tape that was used to impeach Nixon. Everybody had known Tricky Dick was guilty. That was old news.
Thirty-one years later, with another presidential felon still in office, the media is doing a foot-dragging redux, claiming Bush's misbehavior is just an old story. I mean, everybody knew he was fibbing about trying to avoid war with those U.N. sanctions. Quit making such a commotion about it.
Some of us aren't having their soothing, parental attitude. With the blogosphere fomenting unrest, the press is having a harder time stonewalling us with the "old story" line. In fact, ImpeachBush.org/VoteToImpeach has collected more than 500,000 signatures to an impeachment petition. They hope to have at least twice that number before September 24. That's the date for which they and anti-war groups have obtained permits for a mass protest on both sides of the White House.
ImpeachBush.org said in their most recent newsletter:
[R]ecent polls show a dramatic spike in support for impeachment. According to the most recent Zogby Poll, 42% of voters - 25% of whom consider themselves Republicans - would support impeachment if Bush lied about Iraq. The tide is clearly turning, but we need to work with ever-greater vigor.

If you haven't already done so, please sign the petition.


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