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Thursday, April 20, 2006
 
Greg Mitchell, Again



Jeez, is this guy a twit or what?

Our president, in a time of war, terrorism and nuclear intrigue, will likely remain in office for another 33 months, with crushingly low approval ratings that are still inching lower. Facing a similar problem, voters had a chance to quickly toss Jimmy Carter out of office, and did so. With a similar lengthy period left on his White House lease, Richard Nixon quit, facing impeachment. Neither outcome is at hand this time.

Actually, the voters were not facing a similar problem with Jimmy Carter, since his lease was up.

The alarm should be bi-partisan. Many Republicans fear their president's image as a bumbler will hurt their party for years. The rest may fret about the almost certain paralysis within the administration, or a reversal of certain favorite policies.

Yes, Greg Mitchell only has the best interests of the Republicans at heart.

No wonder so many are starting to look for a way to shorten or short-circuit the extended crisis period. Republicans demand a true shake-out at the White House. This week at Vanity Fair online, Carl Bernstein is calling for a Watergate-style congressional probe of possible high crimes and misdemeanors. Even Neil Young is weighing in with a soon-to-be-released song that urges, “Let’s impeach the president -- for lying.”

But rather than push impeachment for partisan reasons, the Democrats will actually put it off -- for partisan reasons. An unpopular president helps their drive for votes in November, and everything else is secondary.


Yes, of course that's why the Democrats are not calling for impeachment. It has nothing to do with the polls indicating the public opposes impeachment by strong margins.

Not that Mitchell has anything in mind--he just wants to kick start the discussion:

I don’t have a solution myself now, although all pleas for serious probes, journalistic or official, of the many alleged White House misdeeds should be heeded. But my point here is simply to start the discussion, and urge that the media, first, recognize that the crisis—or, if you want to say, impending crisis -- exists, and begin to explore the ways to confront it.

Yes, let's all start wringing our hands and saying "What are we to do? The sky is falling!"

Question: Isn't that what the liberals have been doing for the last 5 years?

Others:

Just a Bump in the Beltway suggests that it's time for senior party leaders to tell Bush it's time to go. (!)

Confederate Yankee sees something sinister in Mitchell's article:

What are you asking for, Mr. Mitchell? Are you asking your friends in the professional media to gin up outrage and hysteria, in hopes that in a nation of 300 million... no, you couldn't be.

Hat Tip: Memeorandum

I've taken the cluebat to Mitchell several times in the past:

More of the Same From Greg Mitchell
Bush In New Scandal?
In Case You Didn't Get The Memo from Rove
Conservative Blogz Rool!
J-Pod Has a Good Point
Let's See Some Gory Photos
What a Twit!
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