Bush, Cheney Should Quit Over Scooter

Resignation, impeachment the only options, argues Olbermann
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2007 6:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – MSNBC's Keith Olbermann came out swinging last night, demanding the resignation of both the president and VP—"two men who are now perilous to our democracy." Drawing on both John Wayne and James Madison, the anchor donned his commentator hat to contend that commuting Scooter Libby's sentence was the final straw in a string of baldly partisan actions.

After 9/11, when even opponents took an "oath of non-partisanship," the president, Olbermann argued, "took our assent, and re-configured it, and honed it, and shaped it to a razor-sharp point and stabbed this nation in the back." He cited Madison as saying "any president who pardoned or sheltered those who had committed crimes 'advised by' that president should be impeached."