“IMPEACH”: Like Music To My Ears| The Post & Email
WILL CONGRESS TAKE THIS STEP?
by Tracey M. Grissom
How many impeachable offenses has Obama committed?
(Jul. 22, 2011) — These days if a news headline or editorial title contains the words “IMPEACH” or “IMPEACHMENT” it instantly draws my attention. As I turned to my favorite online newspaper today, “The Post & Email,” I saw there was an article by one Neil Turner entitled “Why Calls For Impeachment Process Are Still On The Table”, so after skimming the headlines, I read it first.
I can’t help myself, I love the word, “impeachment”. It’s a lovely word. Close your eyes and say the word slowly —- “im-peach-ment” — and it invokes a picture of a cool southern night when the intense heat of the day finally begins to melt away, sitting in the porch swing out on the veranda, with the scent of fresh sweet peaches and soothing leafy green mint filling the air while the sounds of returning American sanity and restoration — ok, never mind; maybe I get carried away sometimes.
If three years ago someone would have informed me the day was fast approaching when “impeachment” would become one of my favorite words in all the English language, I would have thought they were not only crazy, but a little on the morbid side. It’s really not a lovely word; it is a serious, horrible word and nothing to fall in love with— but these, my friends, are truly crazy and morbid times. And I agree with Neil Turner; we must keep doing what we can and wherever we can and any way we can.