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A lot of people are angry with Nancy Pelosi and John Conyers because they say impeachment is not on the table. I say "thank goodness."

You see, I'm in a hurry. I want to see the big cleanup in Washington happen much faster-- including showing Cheney and Bush the door, and maybe, the prison yard. Pelosi and Conyers are doing things exactly right and they have a better chance of my goal-- removal of Bush and Cheney from office-- than if they were going the impeachment route.

Pelosi has already stated that it is her constitutional responsibility to investigate. I am certain that within days of the opening of the new congress, Conyers, Waxman and others will begin holding hearings. They will begin investigating some of the most obvious problems and questions and they will happily go where those investigations lead them.

They will be using prosecutors on their investigative teams. One of the most effective ways prosecutors work is to interrogate and "nail" smaller, lower level perpetrators who then "roll over" to inform on higher ups. This is what will be happening all over Washington.

The sweet thing about congressional hearings is that there are no lawyer-client confidentiality priveleges. Yep. The lawyers have to squeal like stuck pigs or face contempt of congress charges-- which they are not very likely to do.

The rolling over will quickly reach the upper echelons of power. The evidence and testimony will build.

First, Cheney will be in the targets. Like Spiro Agnew, Nixon's vice president, Cheney will resign rather than face serious prison charges.

At that point, Bush will submit his appointment of a vice president replacement for both houses of congress to approve. The Democratic majority in congress must delay approving anyone as vice president until Bush is dealt with. It is interesting to speculate who Bush might appoint-- Joe Lieberman? Olympia Snowe? Or will he act consist with his past obliviousness to reality and appoint Gonzalez or Rice?

Immediately after Cheney resigns. Bush becomes the target. By then, plenty of evidence and testimony will have been accumulated, but the Dems will have been saving the worst, behind closed doors. At this point, some of it will be leaked. It will hurt at least one Republican member of congress. It will make the Republicans look even worse.

At this point, the Republicans, about fifteen or sixteen of those in the senate, particularly ones up for re-election in 2008, will take a walk-- not a phone call, not e-mail-- a walk, to the oval office. They will inform the president that he must resign to save the Republican party from implosive destruction. They will tell him that to save the Republican party they are willing to join with the Democrats to impeach him out of office. They will instruct him to do the right thing for the country and save it the trauma, mostly at the expense of the Republicans, of a horrible impeachment, which is inevitable, since the most revelations about testimony and evidence on Bush has brought his ratings down to less than 20% approval rating.

Bush will, in his attempt to negotiate, ask for either no criminal sentence or a minimal one. The Dems should not let him off scott free. Bush should do time in jail and he should be fined Billions. That's right. Billions. Not only that, he should be banned from profitting from his presidency and includes making any speeches or consulting as a lobbyist. Send him to his ranch to clear brush.

This is not a wild, crazy scenario. It is very realistic, very possible and could play itself out by November. Then we get to play with some fun questions.

Who will become vice president?

Will President Nancy Pelosi run for re-election?

Which Bush appointees will be the best at rolling over on their boss, providing the most devastating testimony?

Which Bush appointees will be the first to be indicted, charged and incarcerated? I Vote for his two Attorneys general.

Which corporations will be charged?

Who are some of the leaders on the left who will fill the hundreds of spots that will open when the Pelosi purge begins-- when Nancy starts accepting resignations from hundreds of political appointees of cabinet, department head and other key jobs?

What role will the internet and the Blogosphere play in these decisions?

Bottom line-- I am quite comfortable that impeachment is off the table. Impeachment did not bring down Nixon. Hearings and investigations did. I am fine with all the people advocating for hearings. Their pressure will motivate the Conyers and Waxmans in congress to do their investigations, knowing they are on the same page as the griping impeachment advocates. I am confident that Pelosi, Conyers, Waxman and enough other members of congress want Bush out as much as we do. They just know that there's a better way and their executing that strategy.

So, if you've been castigating and berating Pelosi and Conyers, don't get hung up on the "I" word. It's the "O" word that's important and what we really want anyway. No, not orgasm. That will come afterward. THe "O" stands for OUT. We want them out and there is no doubt in my mind that Pelosi and Conyers have every plan to do what it takes to help the Republicans figure out that they have no choice but to force both Bush AND Cheney out. Come January 2008 there's a great chance we will be dealing with the "C" and "A" words-- cleanup and appointments. These will be exciting times.

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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The premise of your piece is, in my opinion, quite... by ardee D. on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 11:13:20 AM
It was you. Like I said, I don't know exactly how ... by Rob Kall on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 11:54:07 AM
I'm not sure either, but some I've talked with in ... by Fred F on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:09:25 PM
or in this case, the pResident.... by ardee D. on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 7:11:41 AM
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was promise #1 in an email from Howard Dean, on be... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 9:20:31 AM
I often wondered if they were laying back on impea... by Fred F on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:03:28 PM
Pelosi and Conyers and everyone else have constitu... by Mark A. Goldman on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:17:56 PM
My patients have wore down, before we jump conclus... by Fred F on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:27:53 PM
The one hope that seems to make sense to me is tha... by Sleeper on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 1:03:45 PM
there is a major difference between an expectation... by ardee D. on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 7:13:43 AM
Remember how Ollie got rid of so much evidence to ... by Sleeper on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 1:14:42 PM
Rob, I wish I could agree. Even the Republicans... by Yaybob on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 8:51:04 PM
Rob, Let me also add that Pelosi has not only tak... by Mark A. Goldman on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:35:06 PM
In response to a comment that Pelosi is blocking i... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 12:46:18 PM
1. Iraq is sovereign country ...and was when Bush... by ardee D. on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 3:13:30 PM
There are a variety of reasons why a person should... by Yaybob on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 7:26:11 AM
The Presidential Succession Act of 1947, which is ... by Frank J. Ranelli on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:58:04 PM
So, the Dem congress refuses to confirm a VP, whil... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 11:23:25 AM
Can Pelosi possibly be that stupid. We'll see when... by Fred F on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 1:04:30 PM
Dude what are you saying? First of all we are i... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 12:54:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this op/ed, but I doubt it's goi... by francine on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 2:08:29 PM
If my major in college would have been politics or... by Fred F on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 2:18:46 PM
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I agree the Internet has become a powerful tool fo... by Theo on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 7:27:44 PM
It should be worth noting that impeacheable offens... by Kuzminski on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 2:19:04 PM
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If it were you or I, we would be arrested and foun... by Fred F on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 3:03:11 PM
Adrian states that Bush's offenses are already evi... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 1:04:23 PM
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In bringing up Iran Contra one opens a pandorra's ... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 1:11:39 PM
Oh, for pete's sake, there is every reason to and ... by meremark on Monday, Dec 25, 2006 at 11:49:03 PM
Pelosi's just a pawn. We need a President who care... by Mark E. Smith on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 7:59:36 AM
Could it be, my man, that Bush has a plan and a st... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 1:21:37 PM
Venting is good. It gets the circulation going, ge... by Dom Jermano on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 4:31:09 AM
It is probably more imperative than one would thin... by Dan Merica on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 7:27:15 AM
Where are they building all these camps? I know a ... by larry booth on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 12:44:37 PM
Joree, enjoyed your comment. We need a little lev... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 1:25:14 PM
that if you took a little time to search this almo... by ardee D. on Saturday, Dec 30, 2006 at 9:54:52 AM
I believe the current position Ms. Pelosi has take... by Viki_FL on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 8:59:40 AM
Alright, so since DAY 1 of Bush's FIRST term there... by aman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 9:40:55 AM
They believed it in 1998 when Clinton talked about... by larry booth on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 12:50:17 PM
Pete Seeger used to sing a song about newspapermen... by Robert Chapman on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 1:34:47 PM
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The Media is truely a dying and destructive beast ... by Theo on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 7:54:19 PM
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Some of us damn liberals didn't believe for one mi... by boing007 on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 10:24:21 AM
I would prefer impeachment for symbolic reasons, b... by on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 2:39:42 PM
ROB-Unless IMPEACHMENT is front and center when th... by Kenneth Briggs on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 3:43:43 PM
Rob has a point .When the Watergate investigations... by cluelessfl on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 6:45:19 PM
than Bush? He did the right thing and resigned and... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 9:27:01 PM
Bush likes operating in circles of chaos, where I ... by Fred F on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 9:42:16 PM
high crimes and misdemeanors, not the violation of... by JimZ on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 8:57:17 PM
I'm sure there's enough evidence to nail the Dick ... by markg8 on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 11:01:21 PM
that he will use Executive Priviledge to ignore an... by ardee D. on Thursday, Jan 4, 2007 at 6:25:03 PM
". . . their [they're] executing that stragegy." ... by L. RETZACK on Tuesday, Dec 26, 2006 at 11:47:58 PM
that would be >>there are... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 11:52:59 AM
The Democrats limit their investigations into what... by johndoraemi on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 12:19:10 AM
I wrote about this in end November, on my blog, al... by ZENmud on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 8:54:28 AM
...to get the job. 1. He was acceptable to both pa... by markg8 on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 9:13:01 AM
Rob, I agree with a lot of what you say in the "Pe... by richmiles on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 10:49:48 AM
"They lie with impunity to keep us fearful, terrif... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 11:57:14 AM
That's the hole morals of the quest. I commend eve... by Fred F on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 3:54:33 PM
The Democratic Congress has not even been sworn in... by Krashkopf on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 6:07:29 PM
I hope Rob is right, but these people have a lot o... by Lonna Gooden VanHorn on Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006 at 10:11:57 PM
You think Cheney's Energy Task Force will be inves... by Greg33 on Thursday, Dec 28, 2006 at 2:40:23 AM
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Your stuff's great, Rob, and we really appreciate ... by HUTCH on Friday, Dec 29, 2006 at 1:56:46 PM
A Different Opinion of President Bush Take for ... by Dom Jermano on Friday, Jan 5, 2007 at 4:50:12 AM