Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Impeach cobbler

Impeachment is such a rare occurance that it's still hard to believe that Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about a blow job. Harder still to believe that Clinton was only the second president ever impeached (Andrew Johnson was the first). Both presidents were acquitted by the Senate.

Impeachment is a two-step process. When articles of impeachment are passed by the House of Representatives, a government official, so named, is considered impeached. In order to be removed from office, an official has to be convicted by the Senate.

As rare an act as impeachment is, one has to be amazed at how often it's mentioned in regards to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales these days.

That being said, the President is addressing the graduating class of the Coast Guard academy in New London on Wednesday, and a large-scale anti-war, pro-impeachment rally is planned beginning in downtown New London at 9 a.m. and concluding with a march to the gates of the Coast Guard academy. Will the President pay any notice. Likely not, but the press, and the rest of the country will. Mark your calendar.

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