However, faithful reader Larry K pointed out to me that the House Judiciary Committee was quite serious in '74 when it voted three articles on impeachment against Richard Nixon on July 27. A brief history.
He resigned Aug. 9, ironically on the 29th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.
Amazed it slipped my mind... those were heady days, glued to the news everyday an undergrad j-school student.
It was a great civics lesson... an orderly, non-violent and absolutely smooth transition of power virtually impossible in most countries in the world.
So Tricky Dick escaped just ahead of the posse; unfortunately, and much to my surprise, an even worse president would take the oath in less than three years.
Despite the monumental events of those days, one could respect the members of the Democrat party, especially in the Senate Watergate Committee. For the most part they were serious, responsible public servants doing a very difficult job.
Sadly, very, very few of those democrats now exist, leaving today's party to sputter in theatrical outrage at minutia which usually preoccupies anarchists, communists and the mentally challenged.