Have you heard the song, “Let’s Impeach the President,” on the new Neil Young album (due out in May)? I haven’t. But the song title sounds catchy.
[April 28: Click to listen to the album’s songs. They’re being streamed in sequence. “Impeach” comes seventh.]
Young has a better opinion of the American people than I do. He says, “I think there’s a conscience in the country, and I don’t think it’s being spoken. Only a part of it is being spoken.” Yeah, well. As written here, during the 2004 election campaign:
On the third anniversary of 9/11, the best way for Americans to honor the dead is to look to the future by realizing that the upcoming presidential election will be a referendum not on the candidates for the White House but on the conscience and convictions of the electorate itself.
After the election, there were signs of conscience. Remember the truly sorry hit magnet? Sincere but powerless. Come the November mid-term elections, we’ll find out whether that has changed. Maybe the price of gasoline will strengthen America’s conscience. In the meantime I’m joining Young’s army. This is my enlistment form. Click the album cover. It will take you to the video clip of a great CNN interview with Young. (Just ignore the “ShowBiz Tonight” intro blather.)
Postscript: Could impeachment happen? Not likely. But “the Illinois State Legislature is preparing to drop a bombshell,” blogger Steve Leser reports. Apparently, “a little known and never utilized rule” of the U.S. House of Representatives “allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature.” Voilà: Illinois House Joint Resolution 125. We’ll see if it passes.