This message is directed to those blogs that are complaining that after five whole months in office, the Democratic congress has not yet impeached president Bush (and I have read several). Not that I don't agree with the sentiment!
Certainly this is something that we all would like to see, but lets think abut this logically. Impeachment is not a simple thing.
Among other things, "In order to convict the accused, a two-thirds majority of the senators present is required." (wikipedia)
Easy, right? Well, that might seem to be a difficult task seeing as we only have 51 Democratic senators, and one of them is still very ill.
But lets just say for the sake of argument that passing this in the senate would not be a problem. Go, Team, Go!
The House of Representatives would have to pass "articles of impeachment" by a simple majority. That should be easy, right? Let's just forget about presenting evidence and which actual investigation this should be based on, considering none of them are complete yet. The idea is to just go sailing full steam ahead!
That done, the case against the president would be tried by the Chief Justice of the United States, or "the Vice President, in his capacity as President of the Senate, or the President pro tempore of the Senate presides." (The "President pro tempore" is the chief presiding officer of the Senate in the absence of the vice president. purepolitics.com