Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Nader: If Spitzer Can Resign, Why Not George Bush?

Leave it Ralph Nader of all people to ask what the distinction is between Eliot Spitzer and Ralph Nader. No it isn't about sex, its about doing something wrong, having public pressure to make the politician apologize and then do the right thing by resigning. If they do not resign, the media and the public should press as hard as it takes in order to make the right thing happen. So why did it come so easy to Spitzer and why does our country still have George Bush as President?

From Nader's blog:

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer gets caught with a hooker.

The Republicans call for his impeachment.

Spitzer resigns within a week.

Bush engages the country in a criminal war in Iraq.

More than a million Iraqis are killed.

Almost 4,000 Americans are killed.

Tens of thousands are seriously injured.

Five years go by.

Obama/Clinton/McCain take impeachment off the table.

Bush and Cheney go free.

As far as simplicity goes, that is a thing of beauty. Unfortunately the prostitution ring only made a few people wealthy. The war makes many more (influential) people wealthy and their supporters have helped to make cowards out of Congress. To be fair, the legislative branch gave up its spine long ago and is only recently trying to regrow it. So hopefully we will at least get a censure of Bush from the 111th Congress, even though we deserve impeachment and criminal trials.