Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Vice President and Impeachment

Heretofore a topic only for Rep. Dennis Kucinch and others of like mind, the potential impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney is now starting to be discussed in conservative circles, such as here and here.

The proximate cause: Cheney's argument last week that, as President of the Senate, he is not subject to rules covering the Executive Branch. Needless to say, the defense of that proposition has not been easy.

While conservatives may want Cheney removed for ideological reasons (the creation of the "Fourth Branch" of government, his expansive reading of the Executive Branch that encroaches on protected liberties), others may point to his rock-bottom approval ratings as well.

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