You know something's askew when Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the very soul of her party's caution and restraint. In the wake of yesterday's news, there's a great hue and cry and waving of pitchforks on the Democrat side, led by their howling pack of Presidential aspirants; but Ms. Pelosi emulates Ernest Lawrence Thayer's hero:
"With a smile of Christian charity great Casey's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on...."
CNN suggest careful political calculation on her part -- an impeachment battle is a publicity machine, one even more polarizing than everything that has preceded it, and if the House votes to impeach once that has run its course, the Republican-controlled Senate will conduct the trial.
If that comes up dry, as there is plenty of reason to believe it will, the Republicans could find themselves ascendant while their opponents look like vindictive bullies. Should things fall the other way, Speaker Pelosi's party will have formally unseated a President for the first time in U. S. history and handed the White House to Vice-President Pence, who they have no reason to love.
As a libertarian and LP voter, I guess I'm supposed to be above this partisan fray, but it is such a sad mess that I can't quite ignore it.
Two pitches left and, I think, no joy in Mudville ether way.
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