I said yesterday, in response to a post at Calpundit, that I think it would be a really bad idea to do what some people are proposing -- start a drive right now to recall Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But I think this would be a perfect time for Democrats to turn the recall table on Republicans in a different way.
I think -- right now -- someone needs to draft an amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowing for recall of elected and appointed officials in the federal government. Ideally, this amendment would be introduced as a bill by a member of Congress, but a petition drive calling for a constitutional convention (see Article V of the Constitution) could be rather frightening to the GOP, too.
We don't actually have to succeed -- if this gets a big enough favorable response and enough press, it will reinforce the impression of a weakened, wounded, vulnerable administration.
Just what we want going into 2004.
Recall Bush? Recall Cheney? Recall Rummy? Let's write a law that could make it happen.
(UPDATE: Yeah, I know -- a constitutional convention can go off half-cocked and produce any amendments it wants, and any con-con that took place in contemporary America would probably approve amendments outlawing abortion, mandating school prayer, banning gay marriage, and so on -- but that's no reason not to threaten to go that route. This is meant to rally refuseniks and put the regime on notice. Remember how Bob Barr called for Clinton's impeachment well before Monica? It's meant to be like that.)