Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
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Democratic objections to impeachment: the case of Jerry Springer

I’ve just been considering what leads Jerry Springer (on the radio,
not his dumb TV show) to say that he doesn’t believe the nation is
ready for an impeachment of Bush and Cheney. I may have figured it
out.

It is tied in with another thing Springer does, which is to give
Bush-Cheney the benefit of the doubt as to their motivations, saying
that he doesn’t want to ‘think’ that a ‘president’ is a terrible
person. This makes Springer seem pretty darn naive, but he doesn’t
have conviction in his voice. Sometimes he seems close to saying that
he is probably wrong about this.

So, I think this is how Springer’s ‘thoughts’ are formed: he
personally is not ‘ready’ to learn that a particular ‘president’ is
also a terrible person, and therefore he, personally, is not ‘ready’
for an impeachment process that is likely to underscore that Bush is a
terrible human being—likely because it is the case, which Springer
can ‘sense’ on some level, that Bush is a terrible human being.
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