January 7th, 2008

WHOA... Stop What You're Doing & Read This!

WWII Hero & Former Senator George McGovern: Impeach Bush and Cheney
One-time presidential candidate, World War II hero and former Sen. George McGovern penned a bombshell of an Op-Ed piece in Sunday’s Washington Post, trotting out a list of impeachable offenses that he said President Bush and Vice President Cheney have committed and asserting that the case for their impeachment “is far stronger than was the case against Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew after the 1972 election.”
Why I Believe Bush Must Go
Nixon Was Bad. These Guys Are Worse.

By George McGovern
Sunday, January 6, 2008; Page B01

As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.

After the 1972 presidential election, I stood clear of calls to impeach President Richard M. Nixon for his misconduct during the campaign. I thought that my joining the impeachment effort would be seen as an expression of personal vengeance toward the president who had defeated me.

Today I have made a different choice.

Of course, there seems to be little bipartisan support for impeachment. The political scene is marked by narrow and sometimes superficial partisanship, especially among Republicans, and a lack of courage and statesmanship on the part of too many Democratic politicians. So the chances of a bipartisan impeachment and conviction are not promising.

But what are the facts?

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New Live Song

Sugarland - Take Me As I Am (Live)

Radiator says 95
But I ain't felt a drop of heat all night
Here in this motel
There's no telling me nothin'
I come here 6 nights a week
To clean the toilets and change these sheets
My name's Maggie Durant
Baby ain't that somethin'

If you want it
Come and get it
If you want it
Come and get it
But understand
You take me as I am

I know these corners
I know these streets
The curbside prophets
They're yelling at me
He can save my soul
For a drink and a dollar
Now he's staring at my tattoos
We all live with the scars we choose
They might hurt like hell
But they all make us stronger

Slow to trust
But I'm quick to love
I push too hard
And I give too much
I ain't sayin' I'm perfect
But I promise I'm worth it

Now I'm standing here in front of you
Tell me boy what you gonna do
'Cause my name's Maggie Durant
I said ain't that somethin'

I really like this new song. The character Maggie Durant reminds me of the character Nora that Susan Sarandon played in White Palace with James Spader. It's one of my all-time favorite movies, ever.
"I ain't sayin' I'm perfect
but I promise I'm worth it."
You goddamn right, baby.