Earlier this week Dennis Kucinich questionioned George Bush’s ‘mental health’ in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“I seriously believe we have to start asking questions about his mental health. There’s something wrong. He does not seem to understand his words have real impact.”

I don’t necessarily disagree with Dennis on this. I’ve seen the President do some pretty crazy stuff.

I mean the guy DOES believe God told him to invade Iraq. That sounds pretty crazy to me.

But here’s the problem: there is nothing anyone can do about it except Dick Cheney.

Section four of the 25th Amendment does allow for involuntary withdrawal of the president- but it requires the Vice President to be involved…

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

And, since Cheney is already running the show anyway- there’s really no reason for him to make some kind of 24-style power grab.

Looks like we’re stuck with him for one more year.

 

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