Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 | Regarding James Goldsborough’s Dec. 14 comments about prospects for impeachment of the president, as much as there’s a part of me – driven by anger and frustration – that would relish in seeing it happen, it would not serve the country’s best interests.
Goldsborough is right, as usual; there is no constructive purpose to be served by newly empowered Democrats sinking to the levels established by those across the aisles in 1998. It might feel good in the short term to avenge those who put their energies into pettiness over serious national needs then, but that’s not where the country needs the energies of our legislators today. They need to energize choices that will begin to correct the effects of 12 years of regressive legislative control, and the morass in which we have been buried by six years of (to phrase it kindly) executive mediocrity.
“Let’s get on with it” is a much healthier mind-set than “Bring it on!”