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October 12, 2005

Excellent Job By Lukery

As you may have seen already, After Downing Street raised money online to pay serious, non-partisan pollsters to ask if Americans think Congress should impeach Bush if he lied about his reasons for invading Iraq. (Pollsters weren't willing to do it otherwise, because apparently it isn't a subject of public interest.)

Well, as it turns out, 50% of Americans think Congress should consider impeaching Bush under those circumstances, while 44% disagree. This is truly significant news, particularly given that the possibility of impeaching Bush is never, ever mentioned on TV. Perhaps now as many as one member of Congress will stand up and represent the views of half of America.

For comparison's sake, at the high water mark for Clinton impeachment fervor—when it was on television twenty-four hours a day—only 36% supported hearings to consider impeachment, and only 26% supported actual impeachment and removal.

Anyway, the Central After Downing Street Brain Trust, such as it is, didn't come up with the idea of doing this. It was thought up by Lukery of Wot Is It Good 4. I think this is the sign of exciting developments in the world of political organizing—one person had a great idea and suggested it to a larger group, which was then able to raise money directly and quickly from its "members" to make it happen, all without support from the usual suspects. If we get a lot of this kind of stuff, America would be in danger of turning into a democracy.

So, go say hello to Lukery and congratulate him.

Posted at October 12, 2005 07:26 AM | TrackBack

"Perhaps now as many as one member of Congress will stand up and represent the views of half of America."

I heard someone say that once, and then I woke up, and realized it was a dream.

Lukery sounds like a good chap, I will go say hello.

PS: Am I still dreaming?

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at October 12, 2005 02:48 PM

John Conyers.

Please don't pinch me.

Posted by: Sully at October 12, 2005 03:27 PM

jonathon - thanks for the shoutout.

im not sure if have the heart to tell you that i'm trying to 'teach' you guys democracy from without.

regardless of where we are on the planet, we are relying on you good americans to deliver on the great american promise. your democracy is good for all of us.

Posted by: lukery at October 13, 2005 05:00 AM