The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

01 March 2007

Gov opposes impeachment bill

Calling Sen. Eric Oemig's bill seeking to impeach President Bush a "distraction" and a "waste of time," Gov. Chris Gregoire joins federal liberal leaders Patty Murray and Jay Inslee in opposition. Considering that both Frank Chopp and Lisa Brown don't want to take legislative time on the bill, I think it's pretty safe to say the impeachment bill has no chance of passage at this point. While I think this is the right move by Gregoire as far as wasting time and money on something largely toothless, I'm curious if her opposition will turn off urban lefties as her reelection campaign approaches. If there is an acceptable third party option come 2008, we all know what a difference a few votes can make.

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2 Comments:

At 7:48 PM, Blogger CDW said...

Actually, Governor Gregoire is dead wrong. This bill can pass and should pass. When it does it goes directly to the US House of Representatives as a privileged item
How can a Governor oppose defending the constitution, the shredding of the bill of rights and the abrogation of the rule of law? This is the US of A, not the Politburo.
If you think this isn't State's business consider the 8.6 billion of Washington State's tax dollars that were used to fight an illegal war.
Consider the slash and burn tactics of Bush toward Medicare and Medicaid that has undermined the health of Washingtonians.
Consider that the US congress have spent nearly 3 months bogged with a non binding resolution and minimum wage bill that is paid for by working Americans. They need a little kick up the backside.
The Governor is just mouthing the DLC (losing elections is their specialty) party line that Jay Inslee and Patty Murray were sent home to flog (improperly, I might add; threatening careers, approaching committee chairman to kill the resolution?)
The bill is the real deal. Everything else is a distraction.
It is my opinion that Democrats have foolishly made the backroom deal from hell; a little GOP support on watered down versions of their domestic agenda in exchange for turning a blind eye to the most dangerous administration in the history of the United States.
Those sops thrown to the American people, dear blogger, is what these morons think will sweep them into the White House.
It's Clinton letting Bush/Reagan off the hook redux. Today, we are living the horrific consequences of foolhardy "pragmatism".

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Provident 360 said...

Revelation 13:5 - Are we in this 42 month period?

 

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