Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Last week in Washington DC, highly-sought after constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein took me to meet with Jerrold Nadler, (D New York) and Walter Jones (R North Carolina), two Congressmen highly critical of the President's illegal and unconstitutional activities. In an interview adjoining House Chambers, Congressman Nadler and I discussed what sorts of questions he would ask in a hypothetical trial and what arguments the defense might advance. His questions would be devastating if he ever got Bush on the witness stand (which actually happens in the play!) In Congressman Jones' office, the soft-spoken Southern gentleman suggested questions he would ask, helping me with this aspect of the play. He indicated he would enthusiastically support the impeachment resolution. Both Congressmen will be "prosecutors" in the stage play -- played by actors, of course as will all the characters, including Bush himself, who will deliver a chilling "you can't handle the truth" type speech, reminiscient of Jack Nicholson's in "A Few Good Men."
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We are working to come up with the most compelling cast we can find. Pro-impeachment actors such as Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Peter Coyote, Richard Gere, Mark Ruffalo and John Cusack are at the top of our list. We'll see if they are interested.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
My new stage play, "The Impeachment Trial of George W. Bush" will premiere on January 2. With the help of Constituional scholar Bruce Fein, we've created a play that dramatizes what would happen if the House impeached Bush and the Senate tried him for high crimes and misdemeanors. I've been meeting with Congressmen here in Washington DC to give the play the necessary verisimilitude. Check back often for progress on the production.
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