But it won't make nearly the difference it should, and while it would be thrilling to see actual justice done, I don't think this will lead to the impeachment it should, or even to the lowest-ever approval ratings Bush deserves. My thinking here has been profoundly influenced by this 2005 post by Kung Fu Monkey, which I hereby quote in italics because I don't know how to do text boxes:
John: Hey, Bush is now at 37% approval. I feel much less like Kevin McCarthy screaming in traffic. But I wonder what his base is --
John: ... you said that immediately, and with some authority.
Tyrone: Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgment. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That's crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.
My Limbaugh-listening twin brother doesn't even believe that Valerie Plame was covert in the first place, and that Libby was the victim of a witch hunt. So he's clearly impervious to new information, having received the Fox-approved inoculation some time ago. But I have some hope that this will lose Bush everybody else. My plea to reality: can we at least see him start to go into the bottom three approvals in history? An administration this corrupt ought to be setting more actual records.
P.S. The Kung Fu Monkey post, in toto, is here.
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