Wednesday, September 14, 2005

California-style Recall Election for Dubya

The Bush faction overwhelmingly supported the recall of California Governor Gray Davis less than a year after he easily won re-election. It is now less than a year after President Bush won election to a second term, and America is finally waking up to the realization that, only partly due to circumstances beyond his control, President Bush is doing a terrible job of leading our nation. Should we not remove this buffoon from office, just as we did Gray Davis? The piracy of Enron wasn't Gray Davis's fault (indeed, it was more George Bush's fault), but his response to it was ineffective and inadequate. Likewise, the hurricane wasn't Dubya's fault, but his response to it was ineffective and inadequate. Further, the devastation in Iraq is Dubya's fault, because he led us into it with his ineffective and inadequate leadership.

In the next three years, there is no possibility that the U.S. Constitution will be amended to provide for the popular recall of the President and Vice President, and I'm not sure that it should be. However, the mechanism currently in place is perilously close to being triggered. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have been consistenly and flagrantly derelict in the duties of their offices and of their oaths to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and that is a path that must lead to impeachment if indeed Bush continues to "stay the course."