Friends, please speak out now in favor of the resolution to impeach Dick Cheney.

Here, first, are Conyers’ and Pelosi’s email addresses, followed by (1) an update on the resolution’s progress, and (2) a sharp piece, from today’s Salon, on how the NYTimes and WashPost have ridiculed this crucial measure.

It isn’t up to them, however. Please help demonstrate, to them and everybody else, how wrong they are.


Cheney’s Impeachment moves

to House Judiciary Committee!

Yesterday in a stunning development, a bipartisan majority of
Congress rejected the attempt to kill the privileged resolution
brought by Dennis Kucinich to impeach Vice President Cheney, for his
unprecedented constitutional high crimes. Instead the bill was sent
to the House Judiciary Committee, which is exactly where we want it
to build momentum. Now all we have to do is pressure them to follow
through, and impeachment will be a reality.

We have created a special action page which not only sends your
personal message to your individual House members, but also sends a
copy to BOTH Nancy Pelosi and the House Judiciary Committee itself.

This is now a whole new ballgame. Please submit this page now to
reiterate your support for impeachment of Cheney first, H.Res 333.

H.Res 333 Action Page:

Facebook Version:

We asked you to take action over the weekend and you did. And the
result was a dramatic jump in support for impeachment of Cheney in

We told you that we were shipping 25,000 full color 11×17 glossy
Impeach Cheney posters last week and we did. We now have nearly 1,000
volunteers putting them up all over college campuses right now. And
even before the amazing victory yesterday we had already made a
commitment for yet another 25,000 for delivery next week. You can see
the poster at this page.

Impeach Cheney Poster:

Please join us in helping to put up these posters, to recruit more
and more people to speak out for defending our Constitution. If you
can make a donation of any kind to help defray the immense cost of
printing and shipping all these beautiful mobilizing posters, you can
do so at the page above, and at the same time request as many posters
as you would like to put out yourself. And then we’ll connect you
with one of the hundreds of Impeach Teams already forming all over
the country.

And remember, you don’t have to make a contribution to get the full
size four color Impeach Cheney posters. Just send us an email and
we’ll get you as many as you would like put up for no charge. But if
you can make a donation, this is what enables us to send posters for
free to those valiant activists who cannot afford to donate anything.

Impeach Cheney Flyer:

It gets better than that. Also on this same page above we have a link
for a printable pdf flyer (8-1/2 by 11 version) you can print out on
your own printer for handing out or posting. Many of you have asked
we make this available and we have. If you just want to do that,
again please email us so we can put you together with the Impeach
Team in your own community.

Now is the time for the people to make their move. This is what we
have been waiting for. The House Judiciary Committee must act. We can
force them to act by getting everyone who cares about our democracy
to speak out at once. For they know that if they do not listen to the
people now, there will be strong primary challenges for each and
every one of their seats, without exception, in just another minute.

If You Can, Step Up For Kucinich Too

None of what is happening now would be happening without the
courageous leadership of Dennis Kucinich on this issue. Who else has
the sheer guts to call for what the American people want? If you want

to thank him for his stand on this issue, please consider making a
donation to him as well.

Kucinich Donations:

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

If you would like to get alerts like these, you can do so at

Making a mockery of impeachment

If you’re a progressive looking to feel marginalized, be sure to check out the New York Times and the Washington Post this morning on Dennis Kucinich’s effort to impeach Dick Cheney.

In an American Research Group poll taken in July, 54 percent of Americans — and 74 percent of Democrats — said they wanted the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Cheney. In a USA Today/Gallup poll taken at about the same time, 36 percent of Americans said there’s sufficient justification for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against the president himself.

So how does the Times describe Kucinich’s measure? Well, it’s a “potentially embarrassing distraction” for the Democrats, of course. The Post channels the president, who has complained that Congress shouldn’t be “wasting time” on Iraq and children’s health insurance when it hasn’t sent him appropriations bills. “On a day intended for moving long-overdue annual spending bills,” the Post’s Elizabeth Williamson writes in what passes for a news story, “the House instead spent a good chunk of yesterday wrangling over” Kucinich’s impeachment push.

What about the merits of Kucinich’s arguments against Cheney? The Post — again, in a news story — refers to the resolution offered by the “seemingly Quixotic” Kucinich as a “rambling” document that “bristles with citations of Cheney’s public comments” justifying the war in Iraq. The Post doesn’t identify even one of those public comments — how about, “We know they have biological and chemical weapons”? — but at least it says that Kucinich charges Cheney with lying to Americans in the run-up the Iraq war. If you were to read only the Times’ account, all you’d know of Kucinich’s arguments is that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “has said the Democrats have no interest in impeaching Mr. Cheney or President Bush over the Iraq war.”

In the end, maybe that’s all anybody needs to know: The House Democratic leadership thinks impeaching Cheney is just as crazy as news reporters for the Times and the Post think it is. “It’s hard to know which has longer odds,” the Times jabs, “the bid by … Kucinich … to become president of the United States, or his bid to unseat Vice President Dick Cheney by impeaching him.”

Actually it’s not hard to know. Although Kucinich has virtually no chance of living in the White House, he still has a much better shot at that than he does at impeaching Cheney because the people, rather than their elected representatives, actually have a say in the matter.
House Democrats have sent Kucinich’s proposal to the House Judiciary Committee, where it will die a slow death. In the meantime, you can read the full text of his resolution here.

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