Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Impeachment Story

A bunch of our commenters have been clamoring for us to cover this non-story.

An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress.

Thirty-five articles were presented by Rep. Dennis Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on C-SPAN.

I haven't seen the actual charges themselves, but Jon Gold says:

Dennis Kucinich just introduced 35 articles of impeachment. Number 33 had to do with criminal negligence with regard to 9/11. Number 34 had to do with obstruction of justice with regard to 9/11. Number 35 had to do with how this administration has treated the 9/11 First Responders.

You know how it is, the Troofers believe the government pulled off 9-11. Negligence implies that the government did not pull it off. But they'll take it anyway.

The idea that this is going anywhere is a fantasy. Remember, Kucinich has introduced impeachment resolutions in the past:

Kucinich, a 2004 and 2008 Democratic candidate for the White House, abandoned a prior attempt to begin impeachment proceedings against Bush in January of this year.

In April of 2007, Kucinich presented impeachment articles against Vice President Dick Cheney, but the effort went nowhere. Kucinich exclaimed that "impeachment may well be the only remedy which remains to stop a war of aggression against Iran."

Before leaving office in January 2007, then-Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney--currently a Green Party presidential candidate--introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush as her last act in Congress, but that effort also was fruitless.

Keep digging, "Truthers"! There's a pony in there somewhere!

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