May 24, 2007

Let's Do It

The Anchoress wants all those folks who have been talking about impeaching the President to just go for it. Get them out in the open and on the record with their evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors. Lots of links.

For an additional little thought experiment, imagine if you can the reaction from the Democrats if it were discovered that George W. Bush had been carrying on an affair with a White House intern, and had lied about it under oath to a Grand Jury in a civil suit involving a separate case of sexual imposition by him, and had suborned perjury by others on his staff to cover up his involvement with the woman.

You're right. They probably would say that the behavior and the lies about it don't rise to the level that would merit impeachment, because they were lies about sex.

While you're at it, imagine the reaction by Democrats had George Bush been found to have transferred restricted use missile technology to the Chinese in an apparent quid pro quo, receiving in return hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal cash to be used for his re-election campaign, and delivered to the White House by an assortment of shady Chinese bagmen.

I'm guessing they would criticize anyone who brought up the scandal as being part of a vast conspiracy against the President.

Yep.

This has the potential to be a very long post, what with the abundance of hypothetical examples involving say, cattle futures windfalls, purloined FBI files, dead Cabinet secretaries, and pardons-for-sale....but I'll spare you.

Posted by dan at May 24, 2007 11:08 PM