Surprising Support for Impeachment

Via Brad DeLong, talent show Greg reads a Newskeek poll indicating that 51 percent of the public would like to see George W. Bush impeached, whereas just 44 percent is opposed. Or, as Newsweek puts it, "Other parts of a potential Democratic agenda receive less support, especially calls to impeach Bush: 47 percent of Democrats say that should be a 'top priority,' but only 28 percent of all Americans say it should be, 23 percent say it should be a lower priority and nearly half nearly half, 44 percent, say it should not be done."

Impeachment -- a process which, if leading to conviction, would result in Dick Cheney becoming president of the United States -- lacks a great deal of appeal to me as an agenda item.