Saturday, April 29, 2006

Carl Bernstein Calls for a Senate Investigation of the Bush Conspiracy

A real investigation will surely be the end of what's become a criminal conspiracy that is literally being run out of the White House. Some have suggested prosecution under RICO statutes. Bernstein's call for a Senate investigation comes at a time when a grass roots movement to impeach Bush "state by state" is gaining momentum even as Bush's ratings plunge seems driven by angry conservatives.

The Bush administration is not a "Presidency"; it's a criminal conspiracy. The GOP is not a political party; it's a crime syndicate.

Carl Bernstein is sure to shake up the "inside the loop" crowd with this one:

Senate Hearings on Bush, Now

In this exclusive, a Watergate veteran and Vanity Fair contributing editor calls for bipartisan hearings investigating the Bush presidency. Should Republicans on the Hill take the high road and save themselves come November?


Worse than Watergate? High crimes and misdemeanors justifying the impeachment of George W. Bush, as increasing numbers of Democrats in Washington hope, and, sotto voce, increasing numbers of Republicans—including some of the president's top lieutenants—now fear? Leaders of both parties are acutely aware of the vehemence of anti-Bush sentiment in the country, expressed especially in the increasing number of Americans—nearing 50 percent in some polls—who say they would favor impeachment if the president were proved to have deliberately lied to justify going to war in Iraq.

John Dean, the Watergate conspirator who ultimately shattered the Watergate conspiracy, rendered his precipitous (or perhaps prescient) impeachment verdict on Bush two years ago in the affirmative, without so much as a question mark in choosing the title of his book Worse than Watergate. On March 31, some three decades after he testified at the seminal hearings of the Senate Watergate Committee, Dean reiterated his dark view of Bush's presidency in a congressional hearing that shed more noise than light, and more partisan rancor than genuine inquiry. The ostensible subject: whether Bush should be censured for unconstitutional conduct in ordering electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant. ...
Dare we hope that Bush's criminal conspiracy is falling apart? An indictment of Rove is a safe bet. An indictment of Dick Cheney may follow. Bush, himself, has no where to run, no place to hide.

Bush's overall approval rating is at about 32 percent depending on which poll you choose to quote.

WASHINGTON - Angry conservatives are driving the approval ratings of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress to dismal new lows

... according to an AP-Ipsos poll that underscores why Republicans fear an Election Day massacre.

Six months out, the intensity of opposition to Bush and Congress has risen sharply, along with the percentage of Americans who believe the nation is on the wrong track.

The AP-Ipsos poll also suggests that Democratic voters are far more motivated than Republicans. Elections in the middle of a president's term traditionally favor the party whose core supporters are the most energized.
While various state legislatures could petition congress to convene a new National Convention, the so-called "Thomas Jefferson Manual" seems to be the course of choice. When enough state legislatures demand it, a bill of impeachment may be brought against George W. Bush. The Senate investigation that Bernstein supports may turn out to be the crack that breaks the damn.

Goodbye, Bush! The worst President in American History.

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