Thursday, November 09, 2006
The midterm elections are over, and what a relief. The Democrats took the House by a landslide and the Senate by 1, and even the Europeans are thanking us for that.
Of course, politicians being politicians, they’re already starting the next presidential campaign, and speculation is rife with possible contenders, including Wonderboy Barrack Obama (Has anybody checked this guy’s voting record recently? It’s disappointing), Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (Here’s a puzzler: her ratings in the polls depend on whether or not you include her maiden name when asking if she’s got the Right Stuff), that kid Edwards, et al.
Normally, since I despise politicians of any stripe, I wouldn’t bring this up, but my bet is on Nancy Pelosi being the next Prez, in this manner: Michigan Democratic representative John Conyers has been on a veritable crusade to hang Bush by the balls. Now, Nancy has flatly stated’ "No impeachment hearings." But we all know, as does the ever-hopeful Conyers, that any investigation into anything remotely connected to this administration is going to be like pulling the loose thread on that badly made sweater – one tug and the whole shebang comes unraveled, and guess whose naked butt will be revealed?
Remember that "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate?
As this president has publicly confessed to felony criminal activity (FISA evasion) there’s one count of a "High Crime" right there. And as Cheney is no doubt implicated in this crime – as well as a host of others – the investigations lead inexorably to either impeachment or resignation of both Bush and Cheney.
And Presto! By virtue of the Presidential Succession Act of 1792, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi becomes the 44th President of the United States.