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Have You Called Your President Today?
Sometimes people act a fool so they can get attention. Everyone knows this. But what most people forget is our elected officials work for us, not the other way around.
In any relationship, honest communication is key. So when our elected officials act up, it's on us to let them know that we disprove. And just like in the blogosphere, it helps when you have the guts to put your name next to it.
So this afternoon we realized that we hadn't yet taken our own advice to call the White House and leave a message, so we got up and dialed the damn phone.
Hello, White House.
Hi White House. President Bush's answering machine please.
One second please.
Hello, President Bush's voice mail. Do you have a message for the President?
Yes I do.
President Bush, with all due respect I don't feel like you have respected the American people, the US troops, or the Constitution during your reign, and it looks like you are only getting worse with each day that you stay in power.
Got all that?
Yep. Anything else?
By commuting convicted liar Scooter Libby's jail sentence (after a Republican prosecutor - who you appointed - was successful in proving Libby's guilt in the court of a Republican judge in front of a jury of Libby's peers) you have gone too far and have done something that one of our founders claimed to be basis for impeachment and removal.
Yesterday, the Daily Kos reminded us of something that that was said back in 1974 regarding presidents who pardon people who had done their dirty work.
In the [Constitutional] convention George Mason argued that the President might use his pardoning power to "pardon crimes which were advised by himself" or, before indictment or conviction, "to stop inquiry and prevent detection." James Madison responded:[I]f the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds [to] believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him; they can remove him if found guilty...
Therefore I hope you resign before our Congress goes through the proper steps to impeach your dirty ass.Signed,
Thank you for calling the White House.
The whole process took less than 5 minutes. So either the White House beefed up on people to man the phone lines or Joe Biden is continuing to have problems getting the word out.
AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais