Monday, July 25, 2005

Quotes From Saturday Town Hall

Bob Fertik,
"The mainstream media - which demanded Bill Clinton's impeachment for lying about sex - refuses to even ask whether George Bush should be impeached for lying about war."
Former Representative Liz Holtzman:
"We can take the power in our hands and ensure that the rule of law applies to everyone in this country."
In addressing the slow pace of the Rove inquiry...
"In January 1973 nobody – and I mean nobody – thought that Watergate would stretch all the way into the Oval Office."

Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY):

On Bush's oft-repeated contention that going to war with Iraq was a last resort...

"This is the most recent and most flagrant lie that has come out of the mouth of George W. Bush"

"The decision to invade Iraq was based solely on the private, personal and political considerations of George W. Bush"

On The Downing Street Memos...
"The memos make it very clear that Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with the attacks of September 11."
Speaking of loss of civilian life in Iraq...
"And this administration has the nerve to talk about the terrorists as people who will take innocent life for no reason?"
Going forward...
"Therefore, the election of 2006 is one of the most important in our country's history if we're going to maintain this Democratic republic. We need a new Congress and we need to carry out a full and thorough investigation of the Administration.... It is up to each of us, every one of us in this hall today to do everything we can, to mobilize all our resources, our friends, our organizations, to make sure our democracy stands."
"In all of the 230-year history of this country, we have never had an administration as criminal as this one."

Finally, an aside from Air America's Randi Rhodes on Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis (Scooter) Libby:

"50-year-old men who call themselves 'Scooter' creep me out."