Something like 60 percent of USer citizens want to see BusCheney impeached. (Only a slightly smaller number want to see their heads on pikes outside the WhiteHouse.) But there is an enormous amount of inertia weighing down the process in Congress.
Ideally, of course, members of Congress should apply the same standard to themselves that they like to apply to members of the Executive and Judicial branches—namely to honor their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. That Oath is supposed to transcend political calculations. But of course it doesn't. So the question is "why not?"
I think it might be for something like the same reason Congress bailed out Chrysler, the Bush-ravaged S&Ls, etc.: As Chrysler/ElDorado S$L/etc. was 'too big to be allowed to fail, the Buscheney Cabal is too evil to sink without bringing down the whole house of cards.
Could it be that the Dims think that Bush and Cheney are so dangerously out of control that a serious impeachment drive in Congress would provoke the Deserter-in=Chief and his chickenshit chickenhawk puppe-master to fabricate a military emergency, strike Iran or otherwise generate a crisis, based on their continual fulminations about the “war on terror,” that would engulf the whole country, weaken the Dims, and throw them BACK on the defensive for 2008?
In short, do the Democrats regard BusCheney as being so defiantly, aggressively impeachable on so many counts that they are in effect, practically speaking, unimpeachable? That is, with the White House harboring so much political nitroglycerine, would ANY attempt to clean house be to dangerous to even try to remove it?
Sounds plausible...Just askin...