I guess glaciation may be the only term one can use to describe U.S. politics in the era of Bush/Cheney and the rest of the war criminals in charge of our government these days. Nothing seems to happen. One potential scandal after another and nothing happens. It is obvious that something strange happened with respect to 9/11 that desperately needs investigation. There is the Plame affair. There is the last presidential election, especially in Ohio. There is the smoking gun memo, the torture question, the Enron disaster, the Sybil Edmonds case, the Bolton problem, etc., etc. Nothing seems to happen with respect to any of these issues/scandals/problems/questions/or whatever you want to call them. The Bush/Cheney cult of secrecy simply ignores whatever they wish to ignore. Waxman and Conyers bring up question after question but just get ignored, apparently powerless to actually force any kind of compliance. Now the question of impeachment is beginning to get some attention - but of course nothing will come of it. There won't even be an investigation. Or if there is it will be rigged just like all the others. Bush will appoint a committee of those he knows will find him innocent of any wrongdoing (he did not abuse the intelligence reports, they were just wrong), there was no involvement of upper level officers or administrators in Abu Graib (just a few low level flunkies) and so on and on. And for some reason that totally eludes me the American public just goes along with this travesty. This seems to be true even at the moment when Bush's poll numbers are so low as to be unprecedented. Apparently we have all taken leave of our collective senses.
If this is all not bad enough the senior Bush has now announced that he thinks his son, Jeb, should run for president. Can you believe it? I guess he thinks that George Dubya has been such a resounding success as president that naturally the country will fervently embrace another mafia member to be president. What world do the Bush's and Cheney's reside in?
The whole sordid situation is too much for my limited brain power to deal with. Good luck for the future for those of you who will be around to experience it. If it were up to me you'd do something about it now rather than when there may be no later.