Nobody really likes Dick Cheney, but GQ doesn’t really like him the most. In the March issue, correspondent Wil S. Hylton lays out the case for making Cheney the 18th federal official to face impeachment proceedings under the Constitution. “Over the past six years, as the country has spiraled into military misadventure, fiscal madness, and environmental meltdown, the vice president has not merely been wrong about the issues; he has been duplicitous, deceitful, and deliberately destructive to the American democracy,” claims Hylton.
If these charges sound a bit vague and ad hominem, that’s no problem. In fact, Hylton notes, impeachment has always been an essentially political tool. There are virtually no limits on what may be considered an impeachable offense, as long as a majority of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate can agree on it.