The strange case of Arlen Specter, Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, and his call for the impeachment of President Clinton -- along with Resident Bush's claim to oppose that move (though he sent Ashcroft to work with the impeachers and support it) -- sets this Diva to wondering:
Does the BBBR Resistance have an ally amongst the Republicans in the United States Senate? Are we receiving aid and comfort from the most unlikely of sources? Is Arlen Specter on our side? Is he a "mole" for truth, justice and democracy?
Americans opposed the first impeachment of President Clinton.
Republicans lost seats in Congress in the 2000 election, partially as a backlash against Republican impeachment activities.
Arlen Specter (The Mole?) has proposed impeaching President Clinton, even though he is no longer in office, and even though the notion is likely to garner little public support.
Specter commented that, "a president may be impeached for the emoluments of office, such as the substantial sums being spent on the library, such as the bodyguards, such as his pension."
If this happened, President Clinton would be the first former President denied Secret Service protection for his safety.
Only a miniscule minority of maniacal madmen actually want to see President Clinton dead.
Resident Bush sees the political damage he would suffer should this happen. Though he encouraged Ashcroft to aid and abet the impeachment efforts, has publicly decried the move to impeach President Clinton, saying, "I think it's time to move on," but, "Congress is going to do what it's going to do."
If the impeachment succeeded, President Clinton was left unprotected, and he suffered grave injury or death as a result of the Republicans' efforts, it would result in the political death of the Republican Party (which, I agree, does need to be put out of its misery -- AND OURS).
ARLEN SPECTER: MANIACAL MADMAN OR "THE MOLE"?
The Diva can't be sure. So, to be on the safe side, how about firing off an outraged e-mail, following up by snail mail, and calling this evil bastard?
E-MAIL SPECTER USING WEBFORM, POSSIBLE SPECTER E-MAIL?
SNAIL MAIL SPECTER
PHONE SPECTER: 202-224-4254 FAX SPECTER: 202-228-1229
ACTION ALERT: "LET'S GO ALL THE WAY": IMPEACH BOTH BUSHES
ACTION ALERT: SIGN THE "LEAVE THE CLINTONS ALONE" PETITION