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Kucinich still drums for Bush impeachment

WASHINGTON — Tough to say which was the lonelier moment in the House last week – when Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio read his new Bush impeachment resolution on a quiet Monday as lawmakers were still flying back to town, or when the clerk was then required to read it into the record on Tuesday night.

Democrats have cut a wide swath around efforts to impeach President Bush, as I wrote last summer. They believe the conversation is not becoming for the party. Leaders have skillfully avoided the topic since taking control of Congress in 2007.

But the Washington Post tells us this morning that Kucinich is undeterred.

After the House voted last week to send his resolution to the Judiciary Committee, essentially shelving it, Kucinich tells the Post he will be pressuring Judiciary to take action. Or he’ll be back on the floor.

Americans tell pollsters they believe the Bush presidency has been a failure. An April USA Today/Gallup poll had 69 percent of respondents saying this. Impeachment polls, though, show a more mixed back.

Kucinich is unswayed. “I cannot understand what the political reason would be not” to impeach the president, he said.

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