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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Why Are Froomkin/Zogby Surprised?

Today's White House Briefing discusses a recent Zogby poll:

But the jaw-dropper was that 42 percent said they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found that the president misled the nation about his reasons for going to war with Iraq. ...

Shailagh Murray of The Washington Post made the poll results the third item in the paper's Sunday politics column: "Even the pollster couldn't believe his eyes. 'It was much higher than I expected,' John Zogby said of the 42 percent.

Why is this so shocking to people? If lying about war isn't an impeachable offense, what is (other than lying about getting oral sex)?