Because doing something about energy prices is too hard, some of the bien pensants up on Capitol Hill held a tantrum, I mean hearing today to do some play acting impeachment stuff.
They were all there: Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, Maurice Hinchey and Zoe Lofgren were all there to posture and heap calumnies on Chimpy McHitlerburton.
Conyers expressed his profound regrets that they didn't have the guts to do what they wanted to do, mostly because if they were serious they would be hooted off the stage.
Lofgren suggested that The Current Occupant (as this guy so lovingly refers to the President) was "the worst president that our nation has ever suffered," causing audible sighs of relief from Plains, Georgia.
Hinchey, last seen suggesting that it was time to nationalize the oil companies because he knows more about the industry because he might have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express with Hugo Chavez (it's easy to get confused about this) suggested that "this is the most impeachable administration in the history of America because of the way that it has clearly violated the law," using the same standards of evidence that he had previously used when he explained that Karl Rove had planted the Rathergate memos.
But it wasn't just Congresscritters having a whack at the piñata. Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted the Charles Manson case 40 years ago and has been coasting ever since, was there to hawk his wares, acknowledging that "I am forbidden from accusing him of a crime, or even any dishonorable conduct" under House rules. But he could still encourage people to read his book, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder." Here's a tip, kids. Read Helter Skelter instead. But check it out from your local library.
There was a voice of reason in the room, though. That would be Jeremy Rabkin, a law professor at George Mason University. His take?
"The tone of these deliberations is slightly demented," Rabkin said. "You should all remind yourselves that the rest of the country is not necessarily in this same bubble in which people think it is reasonable to describe the president as if he were Caligula."
Professor Rabkin, you've got it all wrong. Caligula was a piker compared to Chimpy McBushhitlerburtonplameslayerviolatoroftheconstitutionratbastardkatrinacauser. Just ask these folks.