"We must impeach the President and Vice President of the United States, and we must begin proceedings to do so immediately, not just for the purpose of exacting a punitive remedy, but also toward enacting a vitally important preventive measure--one that may be the only available means by which to protect the country from the impending imposition of martial law at home as well as the declaration of war against Iran and possibly other countries in the Middle East."While I think the martial law thing is ridiculous, Tornello does reflect the thinking of a fair number of people who just don’t happen to include most Democratic congressfolk.
I have argued against impeachment because it would be difficult to make an actionable case against Bush, although Cheney would be somewhat easier.
But the big reason is that I believe impeachment would be an e-fricking-normous distraction at a time when there are too many other fires to put out.What gets put aside or left behind? Have at it . . .
I'd like to hear suggestions from pro-impeachment folks about which of those fires they would leave burning in order to do the time-consuming work necessary to write, lobby for and vote on articles of impeachment.