Celebrating George McGovern

by Ed Sawicki
November 2012

George McGovern

George McGovern died on October 21, 2012 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

On January 6, 2008, George McGovern wrote an article about the need to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney. The article begins:

As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.

You can read the entire article that appeared in The Washington Post:

Why I Believe Bush Must Go    Text copy

McGovern was an early critic of the Bush administration and the Iraq War. In April 2003, he published the article:

The Reason Why   Text copy

This article begins:

Thanks to the most crudely partisan decision in the history of the Supreme Court, the nation has been given a President of painfully limited wisdom and compassion and lacking any sense of the nation's true greatness. Appearing to enjoy his role as Commander in Chief of the armed forces above all other functions of his office, and unchecked by a seemingly timid Congress, a compliant Supreme Court, a largely subservient press and a corrupt corporate plutocracy, George W. Bush has set the nation on a course for one-man rule.