I’m one of your constituents.
OK, no. I’m not. I live in Saint Paul, a city that is not a morass of crime thanks to your party’s policies, thanks mostly to politicians like you – yet. But I’m a Minnesotan, and I have every right to address my concerns to you.
You’re on record as supporting impeachment. And I’m writing with one simple demand:
Get on the stick. Start the “impeachment” ball rolling. Now. The people who put you in office demand it, and they’re wondering where their campaign promise went:
At a rally in Loring Park in October, Ellison said Bush “has been running amok” and needs to be reined in: “There is one way that you can truly hold this president accountable, and it’s impeachment.”
But for the time being anyway, Ellison seems in no hurry to push the matter. “My opinions really have not changed over time, but the circumstances that I’m in have,” he said. He said that he’s “a step before impeachment,” adding that his emphasis as he learns the ropes in Congress is on a broader range of human and civil rights issues.
Keith! Your supporters didn’t merrily plug their ears and eyes and mouths, and the Strib didn’t gang-rape the “rules” and “ethics” of journalism to put you into office so you could sit and “learn”. You’re there for one reason only – to reflect the unfettered id of the DFL and their constituents!
Like this guy:
Mikael Rudolph of Minneapolis, co-founder of a group called ImpeachforPeace.org, wasn’t aware of Ellison’s appointment until he was contacted by a reporter. “That’s fabulous!” he said.
It’s for people like this that you’re in Washington, Mr. Ellison; the half-informed zealot. The knee-jerk ranter. The ill-informed, reflexive, unthinking “progressives”.
“Learning”, Mr. Ellison? Pfft.
Ellison’s appointment to the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over impeachment, has brought applause from the president’s fiercest critics. Democratic leaders have made clear they don’t intend to move to impeach Bush, and critics are disappointed, hoping Ellison will provide a loud voice to ignite their lonely crusade. Pro-impeachment groups plan to press their case for impeachment when they join anti-war demonstrators for a huge rally Saturday in Washington.
And, Mr. Ellison, you had best be there!
At the rally in Minneapolis, Ellison said it was time to “send the message to this Bush character that we’re not going to have it anymore.” He said that impeachment “would be a major undertaking and it would dominate the headlines for a long time” but that it was the right course.
Well, then start dominating the headlines, Representative Ellison! Get in the papers with your half-witted little plan! “Dominate” the headlines!
It’s what the Fifth District sent you to Washington for!