Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Stephen Harper's government and Mark Foley's dick.
If you think about it, life potentially just got a lot more interesting for Stephen Harper.
With the Republican Party imploding as we speak, there is now a realistic chance that the Democrats will win back control of the House of Representatives in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. It's still far from a sure thing, but it certainly looks a lot more likely than it did a week ago. And if that happens, the new House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, would have the power to begin impeachment proceedings against President George W. McFuckwit.
Now, Pelosi has already announced that she has no plans to do anything of the sort, but that claim isn't surprising. Politically, it was exactly the right thing to say, to reassure nervous voters who might be grappling with voting Democrat but didn't want to open the floodgates to that sort of bad craziness.
(If the Dems win back the House, Pelosi could always just say, "I lied," and start the proceedings anyway but, for now, let's take her at her word.)
Even with no impeachment, I'm guessing a Dem-controlled House would make life for Harper just loads more unpleasant. The Dems would suddenly be running those committees, and they'd have a whole lot more oversight and -- who knows? -- they might decide that they want a say in this whole softwood lumber thing. At a minimum, they might have the power to dictate where that alleged $450 million slush fund is going to end up. And if some of that was forcibly redirected into some Democratic coffers, I'm betting that our own PMS would suddenly find his vaunted settlement a lot less appealing.
Yes, I think a Dem-controlled House would be just the thing to make the lives of Canada's wankers suitably miserable. We can always dream, can't we?