Death of a Thousand Investigations
One of the big fears of the Bush White House (and one of the things they are using to whip up a frenzy of fear-based support from the inbred genetic rejects and Stepford zombies that account for the majority of Bush's 'Base' these days) is the threat that if the Democrats gain control of the House and Senate they will immediately start impeachment hearings.
The criminal gang fronting George Bush set the bar on impeachment so low during the Clinton years that they have no one to blame but themselves. However, I don't think that impeachment is in the cards.
No no no.
What I see is a spate of investigations - all of the allegations of malfeasance, misfeasance, incompetence and outright criminal activity over the past 6 years - ripped out of the Black Memory Hole of the White House and spread out for all to see. Then after the investigations, the indictments and the Perp Walks.
But - and here's the kicker, folks - NO impeachment.
Leave Bush and Cheney where they are. Impotent figureheads with no props to fall back on (and the FIRST thing the Dems should do is outlaw those fucking signing statements!)
Let Bush leave office in January 2009, impotent and disgraced, and taking Cheney with him.
THEN put those two assholes on trial and send them to jail.