by user DNL
Per the Post, here's there text of the Kucinich missive, sent to the other 434 House members:
- April 17, 2007
- Dear Colleague:
- This week I intend to introduce Articles of Impeachment with respect to the conduct of Vice President Cheney. Please have your staff contact my office . . . if you would like to receive a confidential copy of the document prior to its introduction in the House.
- Dennis J. Kucinich
- Member of Congress
The Post has it right when they quote a Democratic operative who says, "We'll see a Kucinich Administration before we'll see a Cheney impeachment". Simply: it ain't happening. And in the process, Kucinich marginalizes himself, showing him to be the outsider he truly is.
What the Post misses, though, is that there are a lot of people who, quite badly, wish Mr. Cheney and his boss gone -- and not in January 2009, but rather today. This letter and subsequent Articles is the red meat that the 1% of the population that supports a Kucinich Administration needs to keep them going.
But the difference now is that the moral compass is pointing in Kucinich's direction. If this attempt -- doomed as it may be -- to impeach the veep turns into a 'net meme, Mr. Cheney's reputation will further collapse.
I say: Well played.