Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cheney impeachment fantasy

*Sigh* It's only a mock-up of a fictional non-fiction book that 63% of Democrats, 39% of Independents, and 21% of Republicans (poll) would like to read, and in a just reality, in a democracy abused by one Richard Bruce Cheney, it should be on the table. But alas. 'Tis a pixel fantasy to lighten the weight of fleeting hope now seemingly crashed. The Impeachment of Cheney is on my wish list but color me cynical that any of us will ever thumb its pages. And thus, Cheney smirks.

For Rep. Robert Wexler (D, FL-19)--who's leading the charge in the House to initiate impeachment hearings--his efforts, while just and right-minded, may have simply bolstered his reelection chances in finding favor amongst us DFHs of the 'sphere and perhaps his constituents. Were we played? Who knows? At least he and his colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee stood up and spoke out. That counts.

I'm resigned to what George said in the film adaptation of Edward Albee's, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

You take the trouble to construct a civilization, to build a society based on the principles of... of principle. You make government and art and realize that they are, must be, both the same. You bring things to the saddest of all points, to the point where there is something to lose. Then, all at once, through all the music, through all the sensible sounds of men building, attempting, comes the Dies Irae. And what is it? What does the trumpet sound? Up yours.

I suspect the opportunity of Cheney's day of reckoning will pass on Jan. 20, 2009, with a resounding, "Up yours."

Anyone think impeaching Cheney will happen? I gauge the odds as likely as winged wombats from Tasmania flying out my derriere. I would love for Congress to prove me wrong and wipe the gloat off Cheney's face.