Obama made that comment today in response to a question asked at a meeting in Washington with his Illinois constituents.
The Illinois Democrat says he's distressed by the Bush administration's ethical standards and secrecy. But the presidential hopeful says impeachment should be reserved for "grave" breaches of the president's authority.
Both Obama and U-S Senator Dick Durbin say having to deal with month after month of impeachment hearings wouldn't be in the best interest of America.
And Obama says there's a better way for unhappy Americans to deal with elected officials. He says they can "vote the bums out."