Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ashes, Ashes, All Fall Down

The Great Unraveling continues, as news reaches us of Rep. Kucinich's intent to file articles of impeachment - against Vice-President Cheney.

Which of course is where it makes sense to begin. As much as we admire Rep. Kucinich, at this late stage a waiting strategy has undeniable merit. With the '08 elections looming, Republicans are abandoning the administration in rafts, and the last great hope for a Republican victory would be the ironic charge that Democrats 'circumvented the 2004 election'. Left to their own devices, they will simply unravel and embarass themselves further.

Now, if it were still three years ago, this would have been a much better idea. While we can discuss the merits of 'sending a message' or taking a moral stand, we've all been shouting the message for years now. And our moral stand will count for nothing if we allow the Bush family and their business associates to continue to occupy the White House.


Blogger Management said...

Looks like he's reached his boiling point.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kucinich has made ending the war in Iraq the central theme of his campaign. He has even taken aim at the leading Democratic presidential candidates in the field for their votes on authorizing the war.

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach the president, vice president and "all civil Officers of the United States" for "treason, bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Sources tell the Sleuth that in light of the mass killings at Virginia Tech Monday, Kucinich's impeachment plans have been put on hold. There will be no action this week, they say.

Kucinich's office had no comment on the Congressman's "Dear Colleague" letter -- which apparently was drafted over the weekend, before the school massacre -- or on what the focus of articles of impeachment against Cheney would be.

But Kucinich shouldn't hold his breath on getting anywhere with his impeachment plan. "We'll see a Kucinich Administration before we'll see a Cheney impeachment," quipped one Democratic aide.

Here is the text of his letter, a copy of which was forwarded to the Sleuth:

April 17, 2007

Dear Colleague:

This week I intend to introduce Articles of Impeachment with respect to the conduct of Vice President Cheney. Please have your staff contact my office . . . if you would like to receive a confidential copy of the document prior to its introduction in the House.



Dennis J. Kucinich

Member of Congress

3:02 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home