“Standing perhaps 5 feet 6 inches tall in shoes, he wore a solemn face as he approached the microphones, which nearly reached his eye level. He beckoned to aides, who handed out thick binders detailing the case.
Kucinich read at length from his articles of impeachment, undeterred by rush-hour traffic noise on Independence Avenue (“I’ll wait till the truck goes by here,” he said at one point) and wind that ruffled his text and the few strands of his hair that were insufficiently weighted by Brylcreem.
The Ohio congressman, a Democratic presidential candidate, was holding a news conference outside the Capitol to announce that he had just filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Cheney. But subsequent questioning quickly revealed that Kucinich had not yet persuaded any of his 434 colleagues to be a cosponsor, that he had not even discussed the matter with House Democratic leaders, and that he had not raised the subject with the Judiciary Committee.
Someone else asked why Kucinich targeted Cheney but not Cheney’s boss. “There’s a practical reason,” the congressman explained. “If we were to start with the president and pursue articles of impeachment, Mr. Cheney would then become president. . . . You would then have to go through the constitutional agony of impeaching two presidents consecutively.”
It was a valid point. If Kucinich is having this much trouble impeaching one vice president, imagine the difficulty impeaching two presidents.”
For the Bush administration, good press has been hard to come by since the Democrats took control of Congress last year. Now, thanks to Dennis Kucinich and the three stoooges of the far-left wing Democrat Party; Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and John Murtha… President Bush couldn’t hire a better public relations team if he tried.