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01-07-2007, 07:41 PM
Over 1,000 protesters spell out 'IMPEACH!' on beach in Pelosi's district



Ron Brynaert
Published: Sunday January 7, 2007

On Saturday, over one thousand protesters lie down on the sands of San Francisco's Ocean Beach - House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi's district - in order to spell out the message "IMPEACH!"

"America is a great country," Brad Newsham, a local cab driver and author who organized the event, stated in a press release. "But President Bush has betrayed our faith.

"He mislead us into a disastrous war, and is trampling on our Constitution.," Newsham continued. "He has to go. Now. I hope Nancy Pelosi is listening today."

San Francisco's ABC affiliate KGO TV (http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=4911758) covered the protest, and a video can be seen at its web site.

"Do you think the country has the stomach for another impeachment?" asked ABC7's Noel Cisneros.

"I think we don't have the stomach for another two years of Bush," protester Dan Brook responded.

While the station's legal analayst noted that "you can't impeach a president for incompetence," he does think "the strongest legal case against Mr. Bush would likely be for the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretaps of millions of American telephone calls."

"Section 1809 of the FISA Act provides that any public official who engages in a wiretap, without authorization, is guilty of a felony - I think it's beyond a reasonable dispute that President Bush violated that statute," said former prosecutor Dean Johnson.

A 2006 Zogby poll (http://zogby.com/Soundbites/ReadClips.dbm?ID=12528) taken one year ago, commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org (http://afterdowningstreet.org/), a grassroots coalition that supports a Congressional investigation of Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, found that 52 percent of Americans agreed with the statement: "If President Bush wiretapped American citizens without the approval of a judge, do you agree or disagree that Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment?"

In that same poll - which had a margin of error of 2.9 percent - 43 percent disagreed, and 6 percent responded that "they didn't know or declined to answer."

The event had originally been scheduled on December 10th's "Human Rights and Impeachment Day," as reported earlier (http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Impeachment_rallies_held_coast_to_coast_1210.html) by RAW STORY, but "dangerous surf conditions" led to its "forced postponement" until Saturday.

More photos, such as the aerial shot featured above taken by John Montgomery, can be seen here (http://beachimpeach.com/photos.shtml), while other photographers' work can be seen here (http://heidi.smugmug.com/gallery/2322030), and here (http://www.heinzight.com/impeach).

01-07-2007, 07:44 PM
I thought ANY AMerican could do the paperwork for impeachment. Lets get on this already.

01-07-2007, 07:46 PM
What are you waiting for American?

01-07-2007, 07:52 PM
SHit, it'd take me forever to do that. Paperwork and me are not friends at all.