Obama shuns impeachment despite Bush shortcomings

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama laid out list of political shortcomings he sees in the Bush administration, but said he opposes impeachment for either President George W. Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney. Obama said he would not back such a move, although he has been distressed by the "loose ethical standards, the secrecy and incompetence" of a "variety of characters" in the administration. "There's a way to bring an end to those practices, you know: vote the bums out," the presidential candidate said, without naming Bush or Cheney. "That's how our system is designed."