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From The People’s E-mail Network (“The Pen”):
Many people have been asking us, “Could Bush actually pardon himself?”. Would it be despicable? Sure it would. Would it be shameless and cowardly? Yes, that and that too. But all those adjectives fit Bush like O.J.’s glove before it shrunk from being soaked completely in blood. Which means he is absolutely is planning on doing it.
And only impeachment could stop it. We need to talk about this. We need Congress to talk about this. And Congress is in session this week, so we need you to speak out this week while there is still time.
Impeach Now Action Page:
Tens of thousands of you submitted the action page on this last week. Do it again. Please speak out again while we still can. There is already a drum beat in the right wing media calling on Bush to pardon his whole administration. Only our voices can raise the price of such action so that there would be real consequences.
We have not given up, and will never give up hope on justice. We will be taking delivery of another huge shipment of the “Impeach Both!!!” caps that are still so popular. But this might be the last batch. So if you want to demonstrate your support for impeachment, please request yours now from the return page of the action page submission.
Impeach Now Action Page
Will Congress now act? That is not the yardstick of the worth of our activism. We speak out because we must speak out, whether we are heeded or not. Let history record that we spoke out until the last minute to the eternal shame of those who did not. Because when enough of us speak out at once, the worst thing that can possibly happen is that we are building the progressive base for the REAL change of the future.
So Bush most certainly is planning on pardoning himself. And all the right wing lock down ideologues in the corporate controlled media will call it “healing”. Let’s all make nice with war criminals? Shall we all make nice with the gang rape of our economy, our environment and our Constitution? We think not.
And one more thing. You know that come January 20th the right wing will start calling for the impeachment of our new president, over a endless litany of the most ridiculous of trivial trifles. In fact it has already started even though he has not even taken office. If they are so hot on impeaching someone, let them speak out now, when it truly is called for, or shut the hell up in 65 days.
Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler has created H.Res. 1531, a resolution to attempt to prevent pardons of higher level administration officials!
By David Swanson — 11-21-2008
Here’s a resolution, hot off the presses from Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee: H.RES.1531, “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President of the United States should not issue pardons to senior members of his administration during the final 90 days of his term of office,” Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 11/20/2008). There is a petition promoting this resolution, through which you can write to your representative and senators at
Text of resolution and count of cosponsors:
Senator Russ Feingold editorialized against these possible pardons at Salon.com yesterday; please urge him to introduce in the Senate the same resolution that Nadler has in the House. . . . .
This, just in from Democrats.com
if Bush pardons everyone (including himself)
Submitted by Bob Fertik on November 22, 2008 – 7:15pm.
for Federal crimes, Congress can still impeach him and everyone he pardoned.
Impeachment is obviously not the same as criminal prosecution – the only consequences of impeachment are (1) removal from and (2) prohibition on holding future office.
(1) won’t matter but (2) is worth doing, especially for Bush’s appointees, because a future Republican might try to reappoint them, as was done with Iran-Contra convicts John Poindexter and Elliot Abrams.
Also Bush can still be prosecuted for non-federal crimes. Vince Bugliosi believes any local prosecutor can charge him with murder for knowingly and fraudulently sending our troops to die in Iraq.
Bush can also be charged with war crimes by other countries, although he would never show up for trial.