Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Congressmen on impeachment
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."
Posted by Impeachment play at 9:17 PM