Friday, April 28, 2006

MSNBC poll numbers and Karl Rove

My apologies for the lack of updates. Nothing like killing one's own readership, huh?

Anyway, according to this poll at, as of 2:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, April 28, 2006, 86% of over 260,000 voters say that Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting [President Bush] on trial. MSNBC isn't exactly the People's Weekly World after all, but I suppose we have to keep in mind that the poll probably doesn't exclude votes originating from IP addresses that belong to other countries, so the results will be skewed somewhat toward the impeachment option. Of course, the nutters in this country are likely the only ones who would vote no...

And in other news, also on MSNBC, apparently Karl Rove didn't really like his experience in front of a grand jury. Poor guy. Perhaps he should refrain from perjuring himself in front of them. Maybe then they wouldn't be so eager to call him back for repeat visits. That grand jury plans to meet again today (Friday), and an indictment is almost surely forthcoming, though possibly not as soon as today.

In a way, all of this is very interesting and nearly exciting to me. I was not yet born when Nixon's administration self-destructed while everyone was watching, so I'm not really familiar with the timetable on these sorts of things. Truth be told, though, in my own self interest, the more of these guys that go down in flames, the better. This country needs to adopt a similar "never again" mindset that Germany had after World War II. With so many of the same people working in government now that we had in positions of power during the Nixon administration,
I don't think it's entirely unreasonable to expect, in the fallout of this administration, to see a semi-permanent leftward shift in the politics of this country. We'll still have our xenophobes and wingnuts, of course; every country has some of those. But perhaps, finally, we'll see a modernization of this country's attitude toward social democracy.

A guy can dream, can't he?