Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bob Fertik: Hey Ken Mehlman - Let's Debate Impeachment

My colleague at, Bob Fertik, never one to shy away from a fight, has called Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman out and challenged him to a public debate on the merits of impeaching George W. Bush.

Fertik, who founded ImpeachPAC after a Zogby poll showed that 53 percent of Americans favor impeaching President Bush if he lied about the war in Iraq, formally contacted Mehlman today asking for the debate. Here's his letter:
Mr. Ken Mehlman, Chair
Republican National Committee

Dear Ken,

Today a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, Tracey Schmitt, dismissed as "fringe, to say the least."

"If Democrats choose to align themselves with such a laughable campaign, it will be at their own peril," Ms. Schmitt said.

Did Ms. Schmitt accurately reflect your views? If so, I challenge you to a public debate on the question: "Should George W. Bush be impeached for lying about Iraq?"

As a graduate of Harvard Law School and a frequent guest on talk shows, you are among the best debaters in the U.S.

Do you dare to debate me, a humble blogger, in front of a live audience?

Bob Fertik, President
Bob is also one of the founders of, which bills itself as "The Aggressive Progressives." With Bob in charge, you can see why.

I'd pay quite a bit just to see him make Mehlman cry.