1.07.2008

i should go back to not paying attention because this shit just pisses me off

Former presidential candidate George McGovern is calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. The Washington Post recently ran an op/ed piece written by Mr. McGovern in which he says:

"Bush and Cheney are clearly guilty of numerous impeachable offenses. They have repeatedly violated the Constitution. They have transgressed national and international law. They have lied to the American people time after time. Their conduct and their barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of people around the world. These are truly "high crimes and misdemeanors," to use the constitutional standard."

Read the entire editorial here.

My question is why now? With only one year left in their term, an impeachment would do little more than make a statement. Maybe it's a statement that needs to be made though? So the rest of the world would see that maybe America isn't completely f'ed up after all.

I don't know, but I think that it's too little too late. He should have been impeached when we first found out that he lied about his knowledge of WMDs in Iraq. To do it now, after so much time has passed and so much money has been flushed down the toilet that we have made of Iraq just seems like so much pointless grandstanding. And a waste of time and energy.

In other news, Ron Paul might be certifiably crazy, the weather all across the country is all apocalyptic and shit, it looks like we'll soon be going to war with Iran and 3:10 to Yuma is apparently the best western ever filmed.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Sometimes I wonder if the happy ignorant bliss some people get from not watching/reading news is something worth striving for. Should I really worry so much about what one drunk senator said during a speech last week? Or the constant political posturing that has to happen during an election year but 99% of the time will have absolutely no real impact on the future?

Theoretically, I should care, as these issues lead to wars and economic plight and people in other countries hating Americans slightly more than they did anyway and other such things. And theoretically, if I did care, I could do something about it. Theoretically.

But what am I going to do? What are you going to do? Worry? Blog about it? Vote for a different crazy attention-obsessed rich person for president?

If I can't or won't do anything about it, then why would I subject myself to the constant anxiety created by the MSM screaming about how everything is going to hell in a handbasket?

Oh, and it sounds cool if a storm is the worst "in 10 years" or the worst "in 20 years", but on a climatological timescale, once every 10 or 20 years is pretty normal variability. I'm not saying we should ignore global warming or anything, but honestly, civilization as we know it is not going to collapse because it's snowing a lot in the mountains. Or because the same 100,000 people in Iowa who seem to loose power every year did it again this year.

I just wish everybody in the MSM would stop freaking out for a few minutes, take some deep breaths, and then act like sane people for a little while. But then, what am I going to do about it? :)

d said...

i know what you mean. i'm not one to feel comfortable with the 'ignorance is bliss' philosophy in life, believing more that knowledge is power and all that, but sometimes the knowledge only leads to feelings of despair and hopelessness.

Rebel said...

I know... I've been hoping for an impeachment for a long time now. Seriously... we probably should have just sent Monica back in there. She'd get the job done!

d said...

monica would get the job done. or better yet some 20-year-old rentboy. w probably isn't into the ladies.

whatever happened to ml?