Dec 29, 2007

Man Will Walk 500 Miles To Impeach Bush and Cheney

John Nirenberg, a hearty New York City native and current resident of Brattelboro, Vermont, intends to be standing when he reaches Washington, D.C. around January 10, at the conclusion of a scheduled 40-day walk that began in Boston on December 1.
This fall, the 60-year-old professor of organizational behavior and Air Force veteran decided to traverse Route 1 on foot to implore House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

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This is a good idea and I wish more people would get up and join with this man. Perhaps it won't get the job done but it may get more people involved and aware about what is going on in our Government today.
What I really would like to see is a return to the Activism of the 60's
The high tide of hope and idealism that crested in 1968 has been ebbing steadily ever since, and there's certainly no sign of any resurgence . It's only natural, then, that the left continues to look backward to those stirring days of yesteryear, trying to figure out what happened.

Update: Ending A Journey: Walk For Impeachment Reaches Goal, But Fight Not Over

WASHINGTON - John Nirenberg took his last step in a 40-day walk Saturday. But he described it as his first - vowing in his characteristic quietness to push forward with the promotion of impeachment.
He and about 14 supporters embarked on the final leg of a 480-mile walk between Boston and Washington Saturday morning, dodging roadside debris and swinging wide around several sidewalk sleepers during the 4.7-mile route to the National Archives - home to the Constitution.
Nirenberg, a 60-year-old professor at Marlboro College, chose his last step alone, in a grassy strip across Constitution Avenue from the pillars and white steps of the Archives.
“This is where it all began,” he said quietly to a nearby supporter before pausing, then added, “Or ended.”

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2 comments:

Saboma said...

I thought I read about this mid-November sometime. The reason why I'm even thinking this is that I signed the petition and he had all ready taken on the trek to the Oval office.

Hmmmmmm Must be mental pause again.

Carol said...

Or I could be a day late and a dollar short :p