Once again, CNN has highlighted calls for the impeachment of President Bush. During the 4PM EDT hour of Thursday’s The Situation Room, senior political analyst Bill Schneider reported on the liberal city council of Berkeley, California’s decision to place a measure on the November ballot calling for the impeachment of the President and Vice President Cheney. Schneider highlighted the reasons for the city council’s decision to go "one step further" than other liberal municipalities, such as those in Vermont, which passed resolutions calling for impeachment :
This week, the Berkeley, California city council went one step further and put an impeachment measure on the November ballot. The grounds? Lying about the case for war in Iraq, torture of detainees and unlawful domestic spying.
And in case you didn’t get the point, the piece also showed video of an unidentified councilwoman denouncing Bush:
Unidentified Woman: "He’s the worst president in the history of this country."
Schneider’s story wasn’t the only mention of the Berkeley city council ballot measure. During the 5PM hour, Jack Cafferty included it as part of his Cafferty File segment. Cafferty’s question was this:
What does it mean that the citizens of Berkeley, California, will vote on whether to call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney?
To answer Cafferty’s question, a liberal city council voting to impeach a Republican president doesn’t seem to mean much, except that it gives another opportunity for the mainstream media to bring the issue of impeachment back into the national discourse.