Friday, February 17, 2006Howard Dean has asked us all to tell him what we think. Simply cut and paste the following letter it into your own personal letter to Howard Dean.
Dear Dr. Dean,
The number one priority for this country is to impeach Bush and Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors. Lying us into war, the illegal wiretapping of Americans, outing a CIA agent, rampant fraud and corruption-- there is an endless list of treasonous activities.
Impeachment cannot happen in the usual way, through the House Judiciary Committee, as long as the Republicans control the committee chairs. But there is an an alternate route. Under the House rules (Section 603), if a State legislature calls for impeachment, the entire House must consider the resolution.
Your home state of Vermont could initiate this procedure, and thereby get Congr. John Conyers House Resolutions 635,636 & 637 out of the Judiciary Committee and onto the House floor. We ask you to use your influence to persuade the Vermont legislature to pass a resolution calling for investigation into treason and other impeachable offenses on the part of Bush and Cheney.
Many of us are withholding funds from the Democratic Party until we see some action toward impeachment. This is an ideal way for you, as ex-governor of Vermont and current head of the Democratic National Committee, to use your influence.
(Thanks to Carol Wolman and Norah Foster!)