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  •  What are you talking about? (none)
    How do you know Bush wasn't lying about "his reason" for going to war?  

    How can know what he "DID believe" and what he did not?

    WTF?

    •  asdf (4.00)
      the matters in question: standard of proof in an evidentiary hearing

      Mr. Swanson's written another diary featuring a grossly misleading theme. It's really a damned shame that only 50% of the public think Mr. Bush should be impeached if it can be shown that he lied.

      While the number of Americans who believe he has lied is also up there, the question actually posed in a poll was assumptive. It's most probable that, of the 50% who believe impeachment would be proper if he lied, only somewhere between half and three quarters of that group are likely to believe that he did.

      Really a shame that the number - 50% - is so damned low. I'd hardly look at that as something hopeful. Instead, take it as a measure of just how damned big the job of taking back Capitol Hill and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will really be.

      Some times require that you accept circumstances as they are ... claiming blamelessness just doesn't cut it

      by wystler on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 06:49:56 PM PDT

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      •  Furthermore (none)
        the question asked was whether Congress should consider impeachment, not proceed with it.

        "There's more than one answer to these questions, pointing me in a crooked line" - Indigo Girls

        by AlanF on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 08:14:41 PM PDT

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      •  Reluctance to admit the possibility (none)
        I think part of the reason for the 50% number is that a number of people aren't willing to entertain the notion that the president lied, and aren't quite able to separate that feeling from their response to  the hypothetical question.  I also think a significant minority of Americans (30% maybe or more), have invested so much of their hopes into the man that if Bush was caught raping a late-term aborted male fetus on the White House lawn, they wouldn't want the man impeached.
        •  i'd expect ... (none)
          ... that number to be closer to 44% right now (see poll question and results from diarist)

          Some times require that you accept circumstances as they are ... claiming blamelessness just doesn't cut it

          by wystler on Wed Oct 12, 2005 at 10:13:52 AM PDT

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