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Katrina vanden Heuvel notes the ostensible logic of Nancy Pelosi's decision to keep impeachment off the table.

Let's deconstruct that logic. Vanden Huevel suggests that Pelosi "wants Democrats to control the House for many years to come, in order to stop the wealthiest 1 percent from 'sucking the money out of the middle class' and creating a 'caste system.' "

OK, fine. But what evidence is there to suggest that impeaching Bush would further allow the wealthiest 1 percent to demolish the middle class? It sounds like a conveniently cynical conclusion.

I don't think I'm being naive when I assume that holding the champion of that 1 percent accountable will bolster the middle and lower classes' sagging confidence in the US government.