Sunday, 8 February 2009
Recall or impeachment?
Come on Alaska, it's a not an easy process, but it can be done! If we could collect signatures for a recall from all over the world, it would be very easy. Unfortunately, only Alaskan voters can get the ball rolling. There are many strings attached, a set window of opportunity, but with some patience a lot of hard work, the Governor could be waving bye bye to Juneau sooner rather than later. Oh well, even if the recall doesn't go ahead, just talking about it can't be very good for her morale or her reputation...
Another word that's sure to have the same effect: impeachment!!!
All civil officers of the State are subject to impeachment by the legislature. Impeachment shall originate in the senate and must be approved by a two-thirds vote of its members. The motion for impeachment shall list fully the basis for the proceeding. Trial on impeachment shall be conducted by the house of representatives. A supreme court justice designated by the court shall preside at the trial. Concurrence of two-thirds of the members of the house is required for a judgment of impeachment. The judgment may not extend beyond removal from office, but shall not prevent proceedings in the courts on the same or related charges.