Pelosi’s People Take to the Beach to Impeach

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It’s probably no surprise that San Franciscans hate Bush. But Madam Speaker’s constituents are going a step further, using their bodies to broadcast their views as the new Congress convenes. Last Saturday, more than one thousand San Franciscans took to the chilly California beach, laying themselves out in 100-foot letters spelling the word “impeach.”

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Sorry, make that “IMPEACH!

Many protesters held signs, asking for “troops home by Christmas 2007,” while others simply flashed the classic two-finger peace sign. “I hope Nancy Pelosi is listening today,” said one participant.

Unfortunately, listening doesn’t necessarily mean action. Pelosi has said several times publicly that impeachment is “off the table.”

Looks like she will have her hands full dealing with her constituents as she navigates more moderate waters as a leader in the Beltway.

—Jen Phillips

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