[Ads-l] impeach-o-meter - 1999

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 20 13:58:59 EDT 2017


Today on “Day 6,” Brent Bambury introduced the “Impeach-O-Meter,” and it started at 20 percent (http://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/episode-338-breweries-get-creative-trump-impeach-o-meter-canada-in-cartoons-minefield-penguins-and-more-1.4119763/will-trump-be-impeached-our-impeach-o-meter-gives-you-the-odds-1.4119770 <http://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/episode-338-breweries-get-creative-trump-impeach-o-meter-canada-in-cartoons-minefield-penguins-and-more-1.4119763/will-trump-be-impeached-our-impeach-o-meter-gives-you-the-odds-1.4119770>).

There is a blog called “Impeach-O-Meter” (https://impeach-o-meter.com <https://impeach-o-meter.com/>) and there was evidently an Impeachometer for George W. Bush on Salon (http://www.weblog.cheesephone.co.uk/2002_08_18_blogarc.html <http://www.weblog.cheesephone.co.uk/2002_08_18_blogarc.html>), but it has gone 404 without a trace on the Wayback Machine.

Somebody @devinefart.com also used the word “impeachometer” (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater/N_tAQqBSnq4 <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater/N_tAQqBSnq4>) on 24 October 1999, seemingly as a nonce word to indicate the odds of impeaching Bill Clinton.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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