My Democrats have high hopes for electoral victory this fall, and a real chance to take back at least one of the Houses of the legislature. With Congress hauling in an approval rating somewhere in the 20's, and Republicans making the big headlines (Kennedy goes into rehab, but Duke Cunningham could inspire a whole album about how "pimpin' ain't easy.") I wonder who frustrated voters are more likely to turn out of office.
But what do voters want more of: Better government, or an impeachment of President Bush? Do the President's low approval ratings mean that voters don't agree with his direction, or do those numbers represent a voter uprising calling for prosectution? Is the American public ready for our second impeachment in as many Presidents?
Is this the new face of American Politics: you don't like someone so you impeach them? I don't know if I like that plan of action.
Personally, I'd rather get a legislative agenda together. I'd rather get some competent Congressional oversight. The reason the President has been able to 'get away' with all his 'crimes' is because the Congress won't step up to their Constitutional duties and tell him "No" where they are able. I'd rather my Party focus on that.
If, in the course of responsible legislative business, they find some 'smoking guns' of Presidential misconduct, then we should be discussing such options. But making impeachment a plank in the platform? I worry about this one, Ms. Pelosi.
I remember hearing something about counting my chickens before they hatched...