Pelosi Throws Kucinich a Bone

Thursday, July 10, 2008

House Speaker Nancy “Impeachment is off the table” Pelosi threw her colleague, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a bone today saying the House Judiciary Committee may hold hearings on an impeachment resolution offered by Kucinich.

Kucinich is expected to offer a “privileged resolution” this afternoon calling on the House to look at whether President Bush should be removed from office for lying to Congress and the American public when he sought congressional approval back in 2002 for taking military action to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein.

Pelosi had said previously “impeachment was off the table,” so her comments this morning were surprising, and clearly signaled a new willingness to entertain the idea of ousting Bush, although no one in the Democratic leadership believes that is likely since the president has only six months left in this term.

“This is a Judiciary Committee matter, and I believe we will some attention being paid to it by the Judiciary Committee,” Pelosi told reporters. “Not necessarily taking up the articles of impeachment because that would have to be approved on the floor, but to have some hearings on the subject.”

Pelosi added: “My expectation is that there will be some review of that in the committee.”

With the Democratic Congress enjoying a 9% approval rating, I’m sure Pelosi feels she has nothing left to lose.

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11 Responses to Pelosi Throws Kucinich a Bone

  1. Rachel says:

    Has Brigadoon seen this yet? He’ll get a chuckle from it, I’m sure. It’s an election year and there are less than 6 months until the swearing in of the new president. Does Pelosi think we’re stupid? This House can’t manage energy issues. But we’re to believe they’re going to impeach Bush? Sorry babe, but this should’ve happened 2 years ago.

  2. Harry says:

    Impeaching Bush should have been Speaker Botox’s first order of business after becoming Speaker. She screwed the chances up.

  3. TOM339 says:

    Poor Dennis.

    Nonny Pelosi goes out for summer vacation and the Democratic convention preparation in 3 weeks.

    When these scalawags return in September, all eyes will be focused on the General Election. As Rachel said, impeaching Bush should’ve happened almost the day Pelosi’s well manicured hand touched the Gavel.

    It’s meaningless now.

  4. lea-lea says:

    We’re so happy to see Nancy Pelosi permit Dennis Kucinich to bring his single article of impeachment to the floor of the House of Representatives!

    Hip, Hip, Horray!
    Hip, Hip, Horray!

    This silly bitch must really think the American people are stupid.

  5. libhomo says:

    If more people had supported Cindy Sheehan’s campaign, this would have happened sooner.

  6. R.J. says:

    Sorry, Nancy. You’re about three years too late.

  7. Travelingman says:

    Nancy should have grown a pair a couple years ago when dems got the nod to start this process. But being the dems that we are we all stood by and watched the whole thing get even worse than we ever thought it could. We allowed Bill to get clipped by the rethugs but when given a full blown chance to return the favor we were busy cowering in the corner…

  8. RainBro says:

    I have three words – Downing Street Memo.

    Too much time spent futzing around…
    By the way, I absolutely love Travelingman’s ‘full blown’ pun. 😉

  9. hard to impeach someone, when they haven’t done anything wrong and majority of both houses voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation approving the action in the first place.

    typical left wing nut job strategy from those who
    – don’t understand war on terror
    – can’t even say islamo fascist terrorist
    – doesn’t understand drilling increases supply and lowers price
    – believes in global cooling, opps fast forward a few years, global warming, opps…climate change (which the earth has been doing for a bazzillion years), and there’s not a single iota of evidence that a few parts per million (100 marbles out of a million) man made CO2 has done a dang thing to our climate.
    – believes in abortion on demand
    – believs in counterfeit marriages, and temporal feel good mentality.

    liberalism, what is it good for?
    Vote GOP
    not OH BLAH BLAH BLAH ma
    the least qualified candidate every, the epitome of a do nothing , know nothing candidate.
    Can anyone name one thing he has done?
    Can anyone say—. NOT QUALIFIED?????

  10. JollyRoger says:

    I doubt Chimpy will be losing any sleep over this CONgress. Obama will undoubtedly have a rougher way to go.

  11. Circle See says:

    The Congress is leaving town for the summer in 20 days, so I don’t think Bush will be impeached.

    Call this, Pelosi’s token gift to the far left who hate her guts.

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