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Opinion - June 6, 2008

Not too late to begin impeachment

Mountain View City Council should urge Congress to hold Bush accountable

by Fred Duperrault

You might occasionally see around Mountain View — in the vicinity of the Sunday Farmers Market, the Caltrain station and the Post Office — several petition circulators with signs dangling from their necks reading "Impeach Petition to MV City Council." Probably two-thirds of passing pedestrians are puzzled about what exactly the signs mean.

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Fred Duperrault lives on W. Middlefield Road. To learn more about the Silicon Valley Impeachment Coalition, visit


Posted by Cynthia Papermaster, a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2008 at 7:19 pm

I urge Mountain View to join nearly 100 other cities nationwide who've passed impeachment resolutions
(see Web Link)

Thank you Mr. Duperrault for writing this editorial. This is the most important issue in the nation today: citizens and cities demanding that our Representatives fulfill their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution by investigating Vice President Cheney for suspected crimes committed in his capacity as Vice President. There are a least a dozen easily provable impeachable offenses on public record for Cheney. One of the latest and worst is his involvement in economic crimes that are hurting every American except the most wealthy. Cheney has been in the driver's seat for illegal policies ranging from wiretapping to torture to lying us into war to the treasonable act of threatening war on Iran without the authority of Congress. Cheney has an approval rating in the teens. Over 60% of americans surveyed nationally think he has abused the power of his office. If there was ever a time to use the Constitutional remedy of impeachment, this is it! Ask your Congressperson to demand immediate impeachment hearings. There are substantiated rumors of an attack on Iran. For the sake of our own security we cannot strike Iran. The onlyway to stop it is to start impeachment hearings, which as Mr. Duperrault points out, are like a grand jury investigation. This could take as little as a week-- the evidence is readily available. Cheney will resign rather than face full hearings and a trial in the Senate. This is what happened with Nixon; he resigned a few months after his impeachment hearings began.

Posted by Fred, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 12, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Impeach Bush (and Cheney) before he attacks Iran at the end of his term in office with the hope of becoming an even larger historical hero president like god promised him for going into Iraq.

Posted by Monica, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Oh sorry, I heard this was a "Impeach the president for crimes " and thought it was for Bill.

Posted by yr funny, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 15, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Bill WAS impeached, you dingbat, and his "crime" was lying about sex.