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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


From the New York Daily News

Former Brooklyn Rep. Liz Holtzman has a new book out - and its premise is a dream come true for many Democrats.

It's called "The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens." Holtzman knows a thing or two about taking on a President because she worked on President Richard Nixon's impeachment.

"This came out of what I would call my niche expertise," Holtzman said. "I know what constitutes a high crime and misdemeanor."

The genesis for the book were newspaper reports that President Bush had given the National Security Agency approval to engage in domestic spying.

"One of the grounds for Nixon's impeachment was wiretapping in violation of the Constitution," Holtzman said. "I said, 'Oh, no, here were go again.'"

In her book, Holtzman and co-writer Cynthia Cooper lay out four other issues on which they believe Bush could be impeached: lying about weapons of mass destruction to justify invading Iraq, allowing the torture of prisoners, leaking classified information and botching the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

Hat tip Michelle Malkin. Michelle contrasts this and the statements of Nancy Pelosi but thinks the groundwork is being laid for President Bush's impeachment at the hands of Democrats.

Ms. Holzman is one voice. I'm sure some people agree with her, and some of them are in Congress. Then remember Holzman has been out of congress for over a quarter century and is trying to sell a book. I wouldn't exactly use her as a barometer for what will happen in 2007.

For even the very liberal Palm Beach Post wrote the following today.

With the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Democrats can use their control of the House to shape Iraq policy. The imminent report from the Baker-Hamilton task force holds the hope of a blueprint for tactical changes. Democrats who take over committee chairmanships have subpoena power to get answers about the war but should use it wisely. Even oblique references to impeachment are reminiscent of Republican overreaching. Hearings on energy policy and military preparedness are more important to the country. Democrats campaigned in the middle and have to govern from there.
Liz Holzman is just one voice out there. I wouldn't put too much weight into what she says but rather wait and see if currently elected Democratic officials begin to form a chorus

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