From the American Research Group, released on 7/5/07:
Do you favor or oppose the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush?
45% of all adults in favor, 46% oppose, 9% unsure. Sixty-nine percent of Democrats report they are in favor of this action, as well as 50% of independents. (Republicans, as expected, are apparently waiting for Dubya to get a blow job to decide that enough is enough. If my reaction to the president is the same as most women's-and I suspect it is-they will be waiting a long, long time.)
Do you favor or oppose the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney?
54% of all adults in favor, 40% opposed, 6% unsure. Seventy-six percent of Democrats and 51% of independents favor this action. Republicans must figure the chances of the veep getting a BJ are even infinitesimally smaller than some drunk, blind floozy going down on Dubya, so they're feeling pretty safe there (unless, of course, Ann Coulter decides to fulffill a fantasy...)
Nearly half the population of the republic wants the president impeached (compare that to the number who supported Clinton's impeachment, which was essentially the right wing fringe; that little gamble backfired badly, crystallized support behind Bill Clinton and cost Newt Gingrich his job) with the number growing by the day as more evidence of his criminal and duplicitous behavior emerges. The vast majority of Democrats certainly want to see the president held accountable in a criminal proceeding.
Tom Allen, who is asking for our support is his effort to unseat Stoogan Collins (who has apparently just awakened from a five-year coma and decided that, hey! Maybe the war is important after all!) has not come out with a strong statement in support of impeachment of either the president or vice president. While this in and of itself is not enough to sway my support of him-yeah, right, like I'm going to vote for that sniveling lapdog Lieberman suck up Collins-I think he needs to be reminded where his supporters stand on this issue and make his position transparent. I wrote and told him exactly that. You can reach him at:
or via his Portland offices at 774-5019.