Kos bloggers debate Bush impeachment

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Earlier this month, more than 1,000 liberal bloggers, activists, and interested observers flocked to Chicago for the Yearly Kos Convention.

The event is named after one of the most popular left wing blogs on the Internet, dailykos.com.

WMNF asked the bloggers about the controversial issue of impeachment.

In the House of Representatives, 19 members, are sponsoring legislation for articles of impeachment to be introduced against Vice President Dick Cheney; 28 members are sponsoring a proposal to have the House Judiciary Committee open hearings on Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.

Yet when most people talk of impeachment, they mean the president, George W. Bush.

Sarir Ahmed, a book editor from San Francisco, has edited some bloggers who’ve tried their hand at writing full length books. He doesn’t think much of the idea of impeaching President Bush or Vice President Cheney.

Raphael Naboa blogs for different progressive groups in Denver. Though he served in Iraq, and is against the war, he doesn’t believe that the fault should be laid at the feet of the chief executive. Naboa fears that if the Congress decides to go the impeachment route, nothing will happen legislatively for the next year and a half.

Sen. Russ Feingold wrote in an op-ed piece yesterday that inpeachment needs the support of two-thirds of the Senate but a censure resolution could be passed by a majority, or 60 votes to defeat a filibuster.

Last week, famed peace activist Cindy Sheehan said she would run for Congress against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Her motivation is Pelosi’s declaration before the Democrats captured the House last fall that impeachment was off the table.

But Raphael Naboa said that he and other Iraq war vets recently met with Pelosi in Colorado, and says that she told them that impeachment is still possible.

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