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I can’t stop thinking about the big game coming up between the Giants and the Patriots. That is, the Giants of Corporate America and the Establishment for the Preservation of the Status Quo and the Patriots who will put their neck on the line and maybe even risk losing their seat in office for the people when called upon to do so.

I’ve been thinking about this showdown since Dennis Kucinich officially withdrew from the presidential race on Friday. Around that same time, he kept saying he would be introducing articles of impeachment for Bush on Monday. If you haven't figured it out, I will be rooting for the Patriots.

When I heard that Dennis was going to be introducing the articles of impeachment for Bush, I knew I would be tuning into C-SPAN on Monday to catch the big event.

I went out and got drinks and food to sit down with and enjoy the mayhem that will ensue on Capitol Hill as the Giants led by Nancy Pelosi face off with the Patriots led by Dennis Kucinich.

I think the Giants are favored to win, but if the wind is blowing in the right direction, the Patriots might have a shot at gaining some momentum at some point in the showdown. If they are still hanging tough halfway through the fight, than they may have a chance to pull off an upset in our nation’s capital on Monday.

The Giants have clearly shown they will not go easy:

Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Giants, said impeachment was off the table in May of 2006 before Congress came under control of the Democrats. More than one and a half years later, she holds firmly to that position.

John Conyers of the Giants seconded Pelosi’s position after the 2006 election: "In this campaign, there was an orchestrated right-wing effort to distort my position on impeachment," Conyers said in a statement released by his Judiciary Committee spokesman. "The incoming speaker (Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.) has said that impeachment is off the table. I am in total agreement with her on this issue: Impeachment is off the table." 

Howard Dean, DNC leader of the Giants, was not in favor of impeachment since May when he was being interviewed by Norah O’Donnell on Hardball:

O'DONNELL:  If Democrats win in the midterm elections in November, will the Democrats in Congress move to impeach this president? 

DEAN:  I doubt it.  It's possible.  I mean, no doubt, there will be investigations because there's been so much corruption in the White House and the vice president's office, even the Republican Senate president is under investigation for insider trading.  The Republican House leader had to resign.  The new Republican House leader just killed all the ethics legislation.

It's pretty much of a culture of corruption on the Republican side in Washington now, and I think you're certainly going to see some investigations. 

The Democrats believe that we need to do something about jobs, we need to fix our security or especially our port security.  We want honesty and openness back in our government, so we want to have real ethics reform.  That's a big list of important things. 

You know, unless there's a terrible smoking gun, I think impeachment is going to come pretty low on the list, because we have got to really turn this country around and that is a big job.  

Other members of the Giants like Steny Hoyer, whose job is to bend over and hike the ball to Pelosi, have said: “This administration has approximately 12 months to 14 months to go. We have some major priorities. We believe that we need to pursue those policies and focus on those policies.”

The Giants have the backing of the presidential candidates campaigning for so-called change.  

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Kevin Gosztola is a writer and curator of Firedoglake's blog The Dissenter, a blog covering civil liberties in the age of technology. He is an editor for OpEdNews.com and a former intern and videographer for The Nation Magazine.And, he's the (more...)
 
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