The Plans for Impending Impeachment: For Real, Though. Not For Play-Play.

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Oct 19, 2006 6:13 PM

Behold, a Dem-controlled House. Step One: Impeachment for NSA surveillance, global warming, or Gitmo. Throw 'em all at the wall of the Judiciary Committee chamber and see which sticks.

Conyers's H.R. 635 involves creating “a select committee to investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.”

Justifying the submittal of that bill, Conyers said, “There has been massive support for House Resolution 635 from a very vigorous network of grassroots activists and people committed to holding the Bush Administration accountable for its widespread abuses of power.” And he was right, for since the run-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom, radical left-wing groups had been calling for Bush’s impeachment– and organizing petition drives to pressure legislators to that end.

H/t Stop the ACLU.

Ace suggests voting.

I suggest donating. But to whom? Some ideas of where your money will work best, from John Hawkins.

And, since I'm doin' electoral Fear Factor over here, try this one on for size: Speaker? Pelosi Could Be President

How bad would Grandma Pelosi be as House speaker?

She is rated 100 percent by NARAL, the pro-abortion group. She gets an F from the National Rifle Association.

She gets a 100 percent rating from the National Education Association. She gets a 0 percent rating from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which wants to crack down on illegal immigration.

Then she turns around and calls Republicans extremists.

I do not want to portray her as a caricature of a San Francisco liberal, but that is how she votes.

A TV sitcom would reject as cliched a script that gave a San Francisco congresswoman such a voting record.

As I say: Dunh, dunh, DUUNNHHH!

Pelosi denies that impeachment is among her priorities, but The Nation is reporting on communities with "impeachment" referenda on their ballots this fall, and San Francisco is one of them. Constituent pressure is a powerful thing.