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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mr. Kucinich Goes to Washington

I saw it first on Le Monde who was quoting Daily Kos! Denis Kucinich introduced no fewer than 35 articles of Impeachment against George Bush with all the supporting evidence yesterday on the House Floor. It took him four hours and forty minutes to complete his case. Thanks to USA TODAY, we have a complete transcript of his comments.

This isn't the first time. In 2007, he introduced a measure to impeach Cheney and had 24 cosponsors, but it went nowhere.

Back in January, he planned to try again, this time against Bush, but was convinced by the leadership to back off so that the judiciary committee could consider it. In other words, Pelosi told him not to embarrass the party.

Pelosi has already said that impeachment was out of the question. And as many times as we have all called for impeachment on this blog, at this rather late stage in the game, it probably won't be the best idea with elections and all. How unfortunate that no one has had the balls to move on this. How unfortunate that politics trumps statesmanship.


The Law Talking Guy said...

The politics just aren't there for impeachment. Democrats couldn't muster their own outrage, never mind that of the country, at Bush trampling the constitution. The decision was made, instead, to concentrate on winning elections. It succeeded in 2006 and, if successful in 2008, will be at least a consolation prize for having failed to do the right thing.

The bottom line is that impeachment must be timely, and the time to do it was in 2005 when Bush admitted to secret spying and torture. That's now old news. The public won't be persuaded to go along.

At this point impeachment will both fail and hurt Democratic electoral chances - the worst of both worlds.

Bob said...

Nonetheless, I like him! I was surprised when told me he was the candidate most in line with my priorities (back when he was a candidate). But clearly they were right.

Even a symbolic reminder of what should've happened, impotent outrage at the crimes unpunished, is worth expressing. Especially if it highlights the moral high ground that McCain abandoned some time ago.

Raised By Republicans said...

Yeah, Kucinich is good at impotent outrage.

Good thing he'll get to keep doing his thing in the House of Reps.