Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Treason Is a Serious, Serious Thing

I start each day by reading Poor Impulse Control, then Running Scared. PIC because it's just darned entertaining (What will her sister have said today? Did she talk to her daughter last night?) and Running Scared because I'm one of the authors over there, and if I don't see what the other people are writing, I might accidentally double-post. Oh, and of course all the other contributors are really good writers, that's important, too.

Today I was snagged by Jazz's post about Treason and Conspiracy at the Highest Levels. Jazz is talking about a piece on The Raw Story about a White House official "flipping" in the Plame case. The article talks a lot about Cheney being placed at meetings, but Jazz is by-passing the smaller arteries and goes straight for the jugular:
We thought Fitz was going for Cheney, but if he can place Bush at a meeting where the outing was discussed, long before Bush's categorical denial and statement that he would "get to the bottom of this" then all bets are off. If this speculation proves to be accurate, this will make Watergate look like a penny candy heist.
If indeed acts of treason have been committed by either our VP or our President, this is so serious I can't even wrap my head around it. Article II, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution says this:
Section. 4.

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Removed from office. I can't even begin to wonder what would happen. That'd be some legacy, all right.

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