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Love the idea of impeachment, hated this book
on May 9, 2004
Let me start by saying nobody would enjoy the idea of impeachment more than me. But, this book fails to come close to making the case.
The point of the book is Bush's actions were bad, he acted like a King, the Constitution was set up to avoid the abuses of a King, therefore war in Iraq was unconstitutional. Out of 155 pages, there was some material that could be cut and pasted together to get a few pages worth of sound bites. Those would be really good sound bites, but there is a big difference between sound bites and substance. And this book was nothing in terms of the latter.
From the view of partisanship, I have no problem with Bush is bad, his actions were bad, therefore let's declare this unconstitutional. But, from the view of the Constitution, we need more than that. There are books that make a far better case for impeachment. Books like Worse Than Watergate are among them. This one only makes the case that a bad argument makes a bad book, regardless of how good the title is.
I never imagined that a book with that kind of title would result a negative endorsement from me. But, that's how poor this one was.
And, just to show how all there is a little bit of sound bites, the title represents another one. There is no mention at all about impeachment in this book.