Washington Post: Impeachment "Talk Bubbles Up in Many Corners of the Nation"
Saturday's Washington Post front page featured the Michael Powell story, "Near Paul Revere Country, Anti-Bush Cries Get Louder." The article begins by noting that three of the ten Massachusetts congressmen have called for an investigation and possible impeachment of President Bush.
It then reports that four Vermont villages have, at town meetings, voted to impeach the president. The piece asserts that it's too early to anticipate the Bush presidency being toppled, "But talk bubbles up in many corners of the nation..."
Then mentioned is last month's vote by the San Francisco board of supervisors urging impeachment. Moreover, the state Democratic parties New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina and Wisconsin have done the same thing.
The story suggests impeachment is an idea embraced "in many corners of the nation," but the locales cited are hardly representative of the entire country. Massachusetts, which sends Kennedy, Kerry and Barney Frank to Congress and was the only state McGovern won in 1972's presidential election, is hardly typical. Bernie Sanders, Vermont's lone vote in the House of Representatives, is so far to the Left that he runs as an Independent rather than as a Democrat and founded the House's Progressive Caucus. San Francisco voters voted last year to bar military recruiters from public high schools and colleges and elected a SF supervisor who has stated the US doesn't need a military.
That state Democratic parties oppose George W. Bush is hardly newsworthy and isn't, as suggested along with the other examples, indicative of an emerging national consensus. It's accurate to say that some folks would like to see the president impeached, but it's not an idea that is bubbling up in many corners of the nation. It's more a matter of the usual suspects checking in.