Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Congress: No time for Impeachment. "We're busy, busy, busy!"

From today's Washington Post, a brief story on the introduction of Articles of Impeachment of George W. Bush:
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested yesterday that engaging in a lengthy debate over impeaching Bush in the waning days of his administration is not a productive use of the House's time.
Because all day and night, all Congress does is really important stuff. Stuff that is much more important than holding someone accountable for death and destruction done under false and misleading evidence. Congress does this:
S.159 : A bill to redesignate the White Rocks National Recreation Area in the State of Vermont as the "Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area".

H.R.49 : To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 North Frontage Road West in Vail, Colorado, as the "Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Post Office Building".

H.R.2309 : To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3916 Milgen Road in Columbus, Georgia, as the "Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr. Post Office Building".

H.R.1808 : To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, as the "Charlie Norwood Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".

H.R.3315 : To provide that the great hall of the Capitol Visitor Center shall be known as Emancipation Hall.

H.R.2408 : To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the "Milo C. Huempfner Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic".
See, it turns out there are just loads and loads of Federal buildings out there that ... gasp! don't have names!

So the House of Representatives can't just drop what they're doing to and start dealing with something that starts out like this:
Article I
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.

Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression.

Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of
Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.
They're too busy.


Morgan said...

You can not have issues on the agenda for Congress that entails them to actually have to think in an election year. Half of them are campaigning to try to stay in office and the other half are trying to maintain voting records that will enable them to be re-elected. Issues of substance are like common sense...they will not be tolerated.

Sue J said...

Silly me, right? I mean, expecting substance from our elected officials .... really!

Sara said...

this is priceless... well, if you don't count our TAX DOLLARS

donald said...

there is only one reason why he has not been impeached. that would be someone named cheney!! hard to think that there might be someone worse than bush out there, but...

FranIAm said...

Um, I don't feel so good...

This makes me sick.

("this" - not you!)