It's ironic, but all the talk of impeachment died down once it became apparent that the Democrats might take back the House and the Senate. However, in case you've forgotten, this was quite a popular topic six months to a year ago, and Rocco DiPippo hasn't forgotten
.Impeachment plans began seriously coalescing in 2005, after the NY Times published classified aspects of the NSA surveillance program. In mid- December of that year, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, asked a group of presidential scholars whether President George W. Bush had committed an impeachable offense when he authorized the NSA foreign surveillance program. John Dean, the long-time Bush critic of Watergate fame provided Boxer with the answer she and most other Democrats were looking for: “Bush is the first president to admit an impeachable offense,” he said.
Around the same time, Senator John Kerry, D-MA, told a gathering of 100 Democrats that, should they capture the House in 2006, there would be a “solid case” for impeachment based on President Bush's “misleading” the American public over prewar intelligence. Kerry was picking up where another prominent Democrat had, on November 1, 2005, left off. On that day, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called a rare closed Senate session with other Democrats to look into the “misinformation and disinformation” used by the Bush administration to justify Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The obvious conclusion is that the Democrats are soft-peddling the imay-eachment-pay talk until after November, but you know that the Kos Kidz and others are not going to keep quiet for long if the Donks do take control of the necessary committees.