On Friday, will the City of Los Angeles follow West Hollywood and seven other California cities in passing a resolution calling for the impeachment of George W Bush and Dick Cheney?
According to “The People’s Email Network”, Councilman Bill Rosendahl will be approaching City Council tomorrow to do just that:
Bill Rosendahl, LA 11st District City Councilman, is set to introduce a resolution before the Los Angeles City Council on Friday August 17th to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
No mention of a similar resolution is listed on the City Council’s current agenda for Friday (.pdf). However, a “Pro-Impeachment ‘Presence’ Rally” is planned to being in front of City Hall 9:30am tomorrow morning , the last day Council will meet before their three week summer vacation.
The protest is being organized by the Los Angeles Impeachment Center who’s website notes that Rosendahl would “definitely” back such a measure calling for impeachment.
Other Councilmembers they’ve marked as possible supporters include Jack Weiss (“might me amenable to resolution”), Richard Alarcon (“strong possibility”), Herb Wesson (“definitely receptive”), Bernard Parks, Jan Perry, and Eric Garcetti (all three “possibles”). Dennis P. Zine is the only one listed as a firm negative.
I’m certainly not opposed to the idea of impeachment, but is it really practical to pursue when less than 18 months remain until Bush and Cheney will be out of office? And more to the current topic, is it really an issue our City Council should be spending their time and our resources considering?