Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Impeachment and Trial of John F. Kennedy

That's the subtitle of Winter of Our Discontent, an upcoming alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove and Bryce Zabel.

The point of divergence is that a Secret Service agent spotted the glint off of Oswald's rifle seconds before he fired. Kennedy survived November 22, 1963. Whether or not he would survive scandals that would rock his administration would not be so certain.

You can read the first chapter of the novel here, and the articles of impeachment here.


trekkerjay said...

hmmm.. interesting... I do wonder sometimes how things might have been different if JFK had not been assassinated.

Anonymous said...

Every politician back in the day was fooling around with someone behind their wife's back, and often times on par with Jack. If a Senate committee stuck there nose somewhere, each member would have a heck of a lot of stuff coming back their way too. And, I don't think JFK's indiscretions coming up in any investigation is assured in any way.

So, it's an interesting story, but I don't see it as likely or realistic.