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June 6, 2004

Impeaching Unstable Presidents?

“In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others that he classifies as enemies of the state”.

If you thought the above quotation was a reference to the darkest days of Richard Nixon when he was facing impeachment over the crimes of Watergate, you would be wrong. This quotation is the second paragraph of a brilliant but frightening story by Doug Thompson (publisher of Capitol Hill Blue) titled Bush’s Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides. The full story can be read online at

The story paints a picture of a paranoid and intolerant leader that cannot cope with any disagreements or opposing viewpoints. It paints a picture of a powerful man who does not trust the public he is suppose to serve. It gives an insiders view of how George Tenet was really fired for disagreeing with Bush. The Stalinist term “enemies of the state” for simple domestic political opponents is revealing.

The article speaks of an ever-growing enemies list. Bush’s vulgar language makes a mockery of his supposed Christian politics that would shame the true Christians among his supporters. Bush seems dangerously unstable based on this article. Indeed, Bush sounds like Nixon in the darkest days of Watergate when Congress was moving to impeach him.

We are not talking the partisan frame-up of the Clinton impeachment era. We are talking about serious crimes and possible violations of the US Constitution that threaten the way the nation conducts our national business. These writers have been hearing behind the scenes rumbling about ticking time bombs that could bring down Bush before or (like Nixon) just after the Presidential elections.

The spending of 700 million dollars of federal tax dollars on an Iraqi invasion before Congress authorized it and supposedly before the decision was made by Bush is impeachable. There are credible reports that Bush knew about the plans to out the CIA agent wife of Ambassador Wilson and that Bush did nothing to stop it. This is certainly impeachable if true and likely criminal. Jail time for Bush would certainly not be unreasonable. We are at WAR!

Enron’s involvement in the California Energy Crisis has just been confirmed. Enron’s ties to Bush are beyond doubt. The actions of the Bush Administration during this crisis should be investigated by a Special Prosecutor. Billions of dollars were stolen from taxpayers, consumers and businesses in California. Enron is the single largest supplier of campaign cash for the Bush Republican Political Machine ever!

These writers believe that the Cheney Energy Taskforce may have engaged in criminal collusion with big oil and energy companies in the very first year of the Bush Administration. We believe this is why the Bush Administration is hiding the details from the American public! Could the plans for the invasion of Iraq have begun in this Taskforce? Were American oil companies marking up maps of Iraq and dividing the spoils of the then future war long before the 9-11 attacks?

What dark secrets are being hidden from the American public? Republicans label any questioning of their actions or motives as “conspiracy theories” today just like Nixon did in the 1970’s. It worked then, briefly- and Nixon won re-election. After the election, we found that the charges were all true… and much worse was happening! There were hidden facts about Nixon motivating his paranoia. Is it the same with Bush?

These writers believe that Bush and his people will be revealed in time to be far more sinister than Nixon. We believe this is the most corrupt Administration in the history of the nation. And Nixon did not have the police-state tools of the falsely named Patriot Act to use against his political enemies list.

We have joined along with other talk show hosts (Andy Johnson, Jerry Pippin, Guy James, Meria Heller, Peter Werbe and Radio Left) and others (Dems,, and folksinger Yikes McGee) in endorsing the impeachment petition at . Linda Ronstadt has called for Bush’s impeachment. Among others calling for impeachment are John Dean and Ramsey Clark both of which directly experienced the Nixon era.

Republicans would be wise to distance themselves from Bush and his policies as quickly as possible. Bush has begun a political meltdown that will make the Nixon collapse look mild in comparison. Both destroyed themselves for much the same reasons.

Written By Stephen Crockett and Al Lawrence (hosts of ).
Mail: 7A Planville Drive, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
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Stephen Crockett and Al Lawrence

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