A coalition of Democratic and Green Party clubs opened a storefront office in Los Angeles yesterday, as part of a seemingly Quixotic campaign to remove the President and Vice President from office. Some 300 people heard speakers at a nearby rally cite the Iraq war, spying on citizens, and torture tactics used against terrorist suspects as justification for the effort, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The most high-profile speaker was Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), who said "This is one of the most important efforts this country has ever seen." But getting rid of Bush or Cheney would require a 2/3 vote in the Senate. And as one Democratic observer put it, "Impeachment is a distraction since it's not going to happen."