“But that the dread of something after[wards]. . . puzzles the will and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.”

 

Remembrance of Things Past

 

With the Benghazi matter still unresolved to the satisfaction of many (very much including myself, though some others have pronounced themselves more than satisfied — indeed, bored — since the very moment it arose), and with the discovery that the Justice Department was intruding upon journalists at Fox News and the Associated Press and perhaps even upon their families, and with the IRS having apparently targeted conservative individuals and organizations for harassment, it’s not surprising that a few voices are beginning, albeit very tentatively, to whisper about the possibility of a presidential impeachment.  (And this new item about the IRS scandal, which concludes with the famous Watergate question “What did the president know and when did he know it?” isn’t likely to end such talk.)

 

I’m not there yet.  Not even close.

 

And I have to admit that I’m not there yet partly because, if Barack Obama were to depart the White House prior to 2016, it’s not as if we’d be instantly blessed with a competent, honest, constitutionally modest, conservative presidential administration.  No, we’d be faced with President Joe Biden.  He would, I admit, be incredibly amusing.  He has a well-deserved reputation as a Gaffemeister — and please don’t miss this delightful recent specimen — but I honestly don’t think he’s up to the job, whether in terms of intellectual ability, temperament, philosophical approach, or character.  At least Obama is fairly bright, and — I know some will challenge me on this — he doesn’t have Mr. Biden’s astonishing history of plagiarism and overt dishonesty.

 

(My political sentiments are both my own and completely correct.  They don’t represent the political sentiments of Brigham Young University, which, quite properly, has none.)

 

 


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