There is a decent chance that within the next month or two the New Mexico State Legislature will ask the U.S. House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Cheney. And there is the definite possibility that a Congress Member from New Mexico will take up the matter when it gets to Washington. The Jefferson Manual, rules used by the U.S. House, allows for impeachment to be begun in this manner. It only takes one state legislature. No governor is needed. One Congress Member, from the same state or any other, is needed to essentially acknowledge receipt of the state's petition. Then impeachment begins.
NM has (only) three Congresscritters: Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce are GOPhux, although Heather has recently seemed to begin to recognize her responsibilities repose more with the actual citizens of her constituency than with the Bushevik regime which, for the last 6 years, she has steadfastly rubber-stamped. Pearce is from the deep southern/creationist/fundie belt part of the State, often called "Little Texas," and so is an unlikely candidate to act progressively. It remains to be seen if Tom Udall, a back-bencher with DLC/BlueDog tendencies and allegiances, has the stones to take up the challenge. Still, he's the best chance there is.
Nuevo Mexicanos, ARRIBA!!!! VAMANOS!!! Time to tell the fascists "BASTA, bastardos!" We have the chance to actually be in the forefront of something important here. My old friend Jerry Ortiz-y-Pino, a state Lege from Albuquerque, is leading the effort in the 60-day session that just got underway. Call him and support him in his mission: email@example.com or 505-986-4380.
(Big, happy h/t to TJ posting this am on Eschaton)
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