Re "Impeachment talk ridiculous, but it is destructive" (Editorials, Aug. 31): If the editorial board finds talk of impeaching President Barack Obama ridiculous, but destructive, it should really be upset if he orders attacks on Syria without congressional approval. For then, the call for his impeachment should be led by none other than his own vice president, who in 2007 emphatically threatened then-President George W. Bush with impeachment should he bypass Congress and attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
However, that would presuppose the unlikely scenario that Joe Biden impose the same "red line" limit on his boss as he did for a Republican.
In concluding, the editorial board proclaims: "We have a tried-and-true way to resolve political differences. It's called an election." In the aftermath of the last two elections, how on earth does such a statement equate with events in the real world in Washington? Or, one might ask, with the history of Proposition 8?
-- James McCandless, Roseville