This is, already, turning out like I predicted. From the wire:
"She [House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi] said she would be "the speaker of the House, not the speaker of the Democrats." She said Democrats would aggressively conduct oversight of the administration, but said any talk of impeachment of President Bush "is off the table."
In the Senate, Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record) of New York, the head of the Democrats' Senate campaign committee, said, "We had a tough and partisan election, but the American people and every Democratic senator - and I've spoken to just about all of them - want to work with the president in a bipartisan way."
Fuck it. Give me the Republicans back. At least I can respect them on a "political demagoguery" level.
The serious prospect (no matter how futile) of justice for all is the only thing that would shock this complacent nation out of its stupor.
Compare and contrast:
Lewinsky, Warrantless Wiretapping
You could say we've impeached for less.
Where is Kenn Starr when you need him?