Kucinich busts out the Articles

Dennis Kucinich is introducing 35 Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush on the House floor as I type this. The best traditional media coverage of it is by the Associated Press, but it doesn’t look like anyone else has picked up on it yet. You’d think this would be big news on CNN, MSNBC, etc.; certainly newsier than the everyday Britney Spears story. But we’ve long known they’re far from unbiased. As usual, the best coverage is on DailyKos.

By the way, I don’t want to turn the comments thread into an impeachment flame war, but to anyone trying to argue that Bush’s conduct does not merit impeachment: what exactly would, in your book? Has any American president in history broken the law to this degree? If we let Bush get away with all of his crimes, what kind of message will that send to future administrations? Nixon was forced into impeachment for a lot less!

7 Responses to “Kucinich busts out the Articles”

  1. snaked Says:

    Thanks for posting this, Cyde. I wouldn’t have known had I not wandered by. Indeed, word of this doesn’t even show up on any of the news sites I frequent unless specifically searched for. I guess that’s a good indicator of how far this will go, even as a symbolic measure.

    *sigh*

  2. Jeff V Says:

    It is kind of amazing how little attention this has received thus far.

    We do still live in a democracy, right?

  3. drinian Says:

    Well, it’s getting little media attention because there’s zero chance of the House leadership letting this go anywhere. It is certainly a shame that a four-hour-long, thorough indictment isn’t getting any attention from the Fourth Estate, but I imagine there is little desire in the media to see Bush impeached either. Sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    And, yes, I think that the “high crimes and misdemeanors” listed by Rep. Kucinich are indeed valid ones, much more so than others in recent memory. But who wants to promote VP Cheney to the head position?

  4. Cyde Weys Says:

    drinian: That’s why you impeach them both. VPs can be impeached just like presidents can. And there’s no shortage of high crimes to tag either of them with.

  5. William (green) Says:

    Is it just me, or does even using the phrase “high crimes” conjure up Bradbury’s stuff?

  6. Jeff V Says:

    @William

    Why wouldn’t the media want this? It would be a circus. I bet CNN’s ratings were through the roof during the Clinton impeachment.

  7. Hyrum Says:

    Why can’t impeachment be more common? If we impeached Presidents for breaking Constitutional laws all the Presidents in the past hundred years would have been impeached. We should ad an amendment to the constitution that gives an option for the people to impeach with a simple majority vote, instead of relying on the US Senate to what they should.