Beat on, boats against the current

Dennis Kucinich recently delayed his plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, but that won't stop local pro-impeach activists from getting their message out this weekend. To the birds, anyway.

This Saturday at 10:30 a.m., a small army of volunteers, organized by the hellraisers at, will use canoes to spell the word "impeach" on Lake Calhoun. Then they'll truck it across town to the west bank of the Mississippi River, near the University of Minnesota campus, to pull off a similar trick, this time with bed sheets underlit by flashlights. Organizers hope passenger planes flying overhead will see the message and, um, vote for impeachment, we guess.

The stunt might not change any minds, but you have to hand it to the would-be impeachers: Their message is clear, succinct, and to-the-point. As you can tell from the dumb Fitzgerald quote we tried to pass off as a headline just now, we're still struggling with that one.