Friday, July 13, 2007

Impeaching Bush and Cheney

It is remarkable that on many blogs there are numerous calls for impeaching Bush and Cheney.

Presumably the writers mean impeachment in the House of Representatives followed the required two thirds vote in the Senate for removal from office.

This will not happen. Let me repeat: this will not happen.

First, impeachment in the House, if it were to happen, would have to started by the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi who has firmly stated that is not on the table, that it will not happen -- end of story. Strange but true. Without the Speaker's approval, there cannot be any impeachment.

But, let's think creatively. Let's say the House does impeach Bush and Cheney. To remove them from office, assuming unanimity among Democrats (unlikely), another 16 Republican votes would be required -- an absolute impossibility. Why? Because if Bush and Cheney were removed from office, a Democrat would become President, Nancy Pelosi. Republicans would never, absolutely never do that.

So, we live with Bush and Cheney for another 557 days. We just have to accept that.

For relief, we can browbeat all the fools who voted for Bush and Cheney on 2004.

For those who believe in the power of prayer, a useful activity might be to implore the Deity not to allow Bush to declare martial law and have himself anointed as "Emperor of the United States."

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