Last week, I mentioned that Barack Obama opposes impeachment not only because he believes impeachment should be reserved “for grave, grave breaches, and intentional breaches of the president’s authority,” but also because beginning impeachment proceedings would “engulf” the Congress “in more of the politics that has made Washington dysfunction. We would once again, rather than attending to the people’s business, be engaged in a tit-for-tat, back-and-forth, non-stop circus.”
At the time, I was decidedly unthrilled with this position, for a variety of reasons. Now I’m just wondering if he doesn’t feel like a total asshole, since a “new poll from American Research Group shows a startling result: The people are evenly divided on impeachment proceedings against the president, and a majority favor the House beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Cheney.”
In other words, impeachment is looking more and more like “the people’s business,” after all.