Apparently the high crimes and misdemeanors of the President and Vice President do not impress our jaded Congressional representatives. Illegal war, imperial claims of executive privilege, illegal surveillance, illegal detention, and good ol' fashioned corruption do not rise to the level of impeachment (but lying about sex does).
Apparently the House needs to personally witness (or at least see YouTube footage) Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney personally pulling the trigger in order to impeach them.
There is politics, and then there is cowardice. And I can smell the nervous, stale, cold sweat of the Democrats in Washington, D.C. from my living room 3,000 miles away.
Here's my latest dispatch to my Congressional representative, Darlene Hooley. (To find contact info for your congresscritter, visit http://www.house.gov/ and use the ZIP code finder in the upper left corner of the page.)
Dear Rep. Hooley,
Rep. Conyers cannot seem to make up his mind about impeachment. A few days ago, he said that if just THREE more representatives signed on to Rep. Kucinich's bill to impeach Vice President Cheney, that he (Conyers) would begin proceedings in he Judiciary Committee.
Yesterday, in a meeting with Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, and the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, he changed course and said that impeachment simply isn't going to happen. Vote 'em out in 2008, he said
The White House is imperial and corrupt beyond belief. In the next 18 months, only God knows how much (more) damage they will do to this country and how many more lives will be destroyed in Iraq (and perhaps Iran and Pakistan).
CONGRESS MUST AT LEAST TRY!
Please sign on to Rep. Kucinich's impeachment bill.