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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Impeachment? Really?

Pelosi says House Judiciary may hold hearings on Kucinich impeachment resolution.
I believe that's "may" as in "might," not as in "will be allowed to."


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this morning that the House Judiciary Committee may hold hearings on an impeachment resolution offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

Kucinich is expected to offer a "privileged resolution" this afternoon calling on the House to look at whether President Bush should be removed from office for lying to Congress and the American public...

Pelosi has said previously that impeachment "was off the table," so her comments this morning were surprising, and clearly signaled a new willingness to entertain the idea of ousting Bush, although no one in the Democratic leadership believes that is likely since the president has only six months left in this term.

"This is a Judiciary Committee matter, and I believe we will see some attention being paid to it by the Judiciary Committee," Pelosi told reporters. "Not necessarily taking up the articles of impeachment because that would have to be approved on the floor, but to have some hearings on the subject."

Pelosi added: "My expectation is that there will be some review of that in the committee."
Emphasis mine.

Part of me looks forward to this, hopeful that the administration would use the opportunity to defend itself against what has become a baseless article of faith on the Left.

Another part of me looks forward to it, because I can't help but think it'll come off as a petty, partisan waste of time.

So I guess I'm saying...if Democrats really want to give Dennis Kucinich this kind of attention mere months before the election, I have no objection. None whatsoever.