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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

HC & M, 1/4 of Illinois House Dems onboard

In less than a week Rep. Karen Yarbrough (D-Proviso Township) has gotten sixteen likeminded patriots to co-sponsor the resolution to impeach Bush.
Sarah Fiegenholtz
Eddie Washington
Cynthia Soto
William Delgado
William Davis
Kenneth Dunkin
Wyvetter H. Younge
Arthur Turner
Esther Golar
Constance Howard
David Miller
Annazette Collins
Calvin Giles
Deborah Graham
Robin Kelly
Edward Acevedo

I'm impressed. I thought progress would be slower. Either Karen Yarbrough is one helluva legislator or George W. Bush is one helluva pariah.

I've been following this story somewhat. I liked this quote from The Simon (Matt Hutaff).
What would [Yarbrough and California Assemblyman Paul Koretz] impeach Bush for? All the right stuff, it appears:

* Violating provisions of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a felony;
* Violating provisions of the Geneva Convention by authorizing torture;
* Holding American citizens without due process;
* Initiating an illegal war against Iraq, resulting in loss of life and diminished security; and
* Leaking classified information and exposing a covert operative -- Valerie Plame -- as means of silencing his critics.

When you read that list how does your stomach not turn? It's not like the abovementioned talking points are still being disputed; Bush has defended his wiretapping, torture and war and recent allegations have all but proven that the authorization to leak Plame's identity came from the president himself.

The story is being tracked on Soapblox Chicago and on Daily Kos by ltsply2.

The effort needs support in the Illinois Senate. The resolution has to pass in both chambers to go to Congress.

Members of the Bush administration should be worried if they aren't.

When team Bush calls U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, I'm wondering.... Will Hastert bring his A-game to blocking this resolution in the Illinois legislature? If Bush and Cheney get removed from office Hastert becomes POTUS. Will this cause him to be less persuasive with Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President Emil Jones?

Good job, Karen. I'm proud you're my state representative.


  • How many votes total does it need? Whether Hastert gets involved or not, my opinion is this is a dead duck.

    By Blogger Roy, at 1:36 PM, April 26, 2006  

  • i'm not sure how a "dead duck" is defined, but i expect a lot of talk, some of it meaningful. i also expect somewhat more cautious behavior from the government.

    By Blogger PastorNancy, at 1:40 PM, April 26, 2006  

  • Hey, already I read the White House is considering sending several thousand troops home. Could this be a result of the snow-ball effect of states filing resolutions to impeach Bush? I read on another blog that two other states have signed on with more taking a look at the prospects of doing so. This is really big.

    By Anonymous Theo, at 4:38 PM, April 26, 2006  

  • Believe it or not, I'm glad it is being done too.

    By Anonymous cynthia, at 7:06 PM, April 26, 2006  

  • Roy

    It takes 60 votes to get it out of the House and 30 for the Senate.
    I'm with you Cynthia, I'm glad this is happening too. An unchecked President is bad news. It's a scary thought that Cheny is second in command. Why not impeach both of them?

    By Anonymous Stephen Ebner, at 11:01 PM, April 26, 2006  

  • I'm not finding any reference to this in the normal media streams anywhere. Does anyone have opinions about censorship on this?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:56 AM, April 27, 2006  

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