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Impeachment,

it’s not just for Presidents.

From the Wikipedia article on Impeachment:

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Jack at the Grumpy Forester details the crime.

Olvlzl at Echidne of the Snakes talks about the reason to impeach Gonzales.

The President specifically lacks the power to pardon impeachment. Impeachment can include a ban on ever holding a Federal office, in addition to removal from office. Something that should be considered in view of the number of convicted, but pardoned, Iran-Contra felons with jobs in the current administration.

If John Conyers starts holding impeachment hearings on Federal officials, maybe people will decide that the Democrats are serious about oversight.

5 comments

1 Karen { 03.24.07 at 6:30 pm }

Oh goodness…I wish – I wish – I wish!!! Hmm-Peach-Mint would Taste so Yummie about now!

It’s time to stop the revolving door on these criminals returning and resurrecting their political 9-Lives!

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2 Bryan { 03.24.07 at 7:17 pm }

I’m getting a little sick of resignations after the case is proven, and then they get another job, or are hired as a consultant.

3 Anntichrist S. Coulter { 03.24.07 at 9:37 pm }

Isn’t it funny how only crooked billionaires get golden parachutes, even when they get FIRED?!?!??!

Whattayawannabet that Chili Bean won’t spend a single DAY unemployed after he “chooses” to “resign”?

Impeachment would be lovely… I still don’t understand why it hasn’t already happened, why somebody hasn’t at least TRIED…

Why can’t Teddy and Barney and John and Chuck and Murtha all get together and make this shit HAPPEN?!??!?

4 Bryan { 03.24.07 at 10:31 pm }

In my opinion these guys don’t understand that they won the election. They don’t feel it in their bones. If they don’t get moving, people may start looking for another solution.

Nothing is going to change unless we start getting some competent professionals at the head of some of these departments.

5 Karen { 03.26.07 at 7:27 am }

Speaking of Hmm-Peach-Mints and Pard’Ns — this one in the NY Times is rather interesting bit-o-history by Lardner: on Presidential Pardons.

🙂