Thursday, August 09, 2007
There is a quote that we plan to have laminated so that we may consult it again prior to the 2020 elections. It comes from Ken Silverstein's belated reply to a much-discussed WaPo op-ed by Michael Tomasky, who argued that impeachment would be disastrous for Democrats:
In the end, impeachment should be pursued if Bush violated the constitution and put aside if he did not. No one knows for sure what the political consequences of that course would be but that’s not the fundamental question. And here’s one thing we do know: when the Democrats decided not to seek the impeachment of President Reagan following the Iran/contra affair, the result was the weakening [of the] congressional branch and enablement of the all-powerful executive as practiced under George W. Bush.