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   My wife and I simultaneously answered a phone call Sunday from a Democratic National Committee (DNC) representative seeking contributions to help our new president have a strong Congressional majority by defeating Republicans in weak districts.
   Simultaneously, we interrupted him to say that the DNC will receive no money from us until House Speaker Pelosi allows introduction of impeachment hearings against Bush and Cheney. He said Democrats don’t have enough votes to do that, but, in eight more months, the “wrongdoings will stop.”
   Wrongdoings? Doesn’t the DNC get it?
   Bill Clinton was guilty of “wrongdoing” against his wife for pulling down his presidential zipper!
   But the administration has violated international treaties; illegally invaded Iraq, killed and terrorized thousands of its citizens, and created millions of refugees; tortured and suspended the human rights of thousands of alleged prisoners; etc. At home, Bush has trashed civil liberties and issued signing statements that mock the legislative process.
   The DNC calls these “wrongdoings.” We call them impeachable crimes and offenses.
   At noon, on May 1, we will appear at Mrs. Capps’ SLO office and ask that she join House Democrats already in favor of immediate hearings on potential impeachment proceedings against Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. Join us?

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