Sunday, January 15, 2006

Clutching at Straws?

Yeah, that's what I might be doing here, but Arlen Specter said to George "The Weasel" Stephanopoulos this morning that impeachment could be a "remedy" for the crimes of Baby Doc.

That might be a weasel-word on the part of Specter, but it might also be a sort of trial balloon to gauge the sense of the nation on the issue.

Sadly, though, it seems that the "sense of the nation" is focused on the NFL playoffs (go Seahawks!) and tonight's two-hour opener for season five of 24, and not on the high crimes and misdemeanors of the BFEE Maladministration.

Anyway, as interesting as it is to hear Specter raise the issue, the Senate really has no say in whether the Smirking Chimp gets impeached -- that's the job of the House, and until we elect enough Democrats with spines and balls this November to make it happen, the criminally-insane Baby Doc will continue to plunder the freedoms and liberties that many people have, up to this point, taken for granted.

Like the proverbial frog in the slowly heating water, it's time to jump. A good step toward that jump would be for the Dems to filibuster Alito, but it looks like they are not going to do it. He'll get his sacred "up or down" vote, and this nation will be fucked for a long time -- maybe forever. But I repeat myself...