The other day, I received a letter from Robert Burrows of Whitewater, Wisconsin. I was moved to read his description of why the Democratic Party of Walworth County, Wisconsin voted for a motion to impeach President George W. Bush.
Here’s what he wrote:
Dear Ms. Vanden Heuvel:
Copies of Elizabeth Holtzman’s brilliant article calling for the impeachment of George W. Bush were distributed to all thirty members of the Democratic Party of Walworth County (Wisconsin) at our January 2006 meeting.
The effect of the article was electrifying. Two members had brought copies of the article to the meeting; their call for an immediate response to Holtzman’s challenge led to vigorous discussion, followed by the unanimous adoption of the motion to impeach.
Please communicate to Elizabeth Holtzman our thanks for galvanizing our group into action. We applaud her initiative–and commend The Nation for giving such prominent space to her impressively reasoned call for action.
Robert N. Burrows
P.S. Copies of our resolution calling for Bush’s impeachment have been sent to Senators Kohl and Feingold of Wisconsin and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, our representative at the Capitol. Alsothe Democratic Party of Wisconsin and key Wisconsin members of the House of Representatives.
The local paper, The Janesville Gazette, also ran a good story about the party meeting, noting that "the groups’ list of reasons for impeachment takes a page out of a recent article in the liberal-leaning magazine, The Nation."