Joe Klein, tomorrow:
In the upcoming issue of Time magazine, out Friday, columnist Joe Klein considers what he calls the Bush administration’s “epic collapse.” He concludes with a statement that may make some wonder if he is hinting that the president ought to be impeached.
Klein claims, in referring to the president, that he has “tried to be respectful of the man and the office” but now he recognizes that the “defining sins” of his administration “are congenital: they’re part of his personality. They’re not likely to change. And it is increasingly difficult to imagine yet another two years of slow bleed with a leader so clearly unfit to lead.”
First, why do does it matter what Joe Klein thinks? I understand him less as a barometer than as a self-important nitwit who is frequently wrong. If anything I’d take this to mean that Bush could defy the Constitution and serve another term.
Second, why so difficult? The idiocy lasted six years already. Even with subpoenas, poll numbers that rival gonorrhea and a party desperate to escape his foul cloud, Bush won’t leave unless Congress impeaches him. The Dems won’t do that, so we might as well prepare for two years of boxing Homer.
As I see it the only hope for change is if Republicans get sick of splash damage from the president’s screwups and initiate impeachment hearings themselves.