March 07, 2007
VERMONT TO GWB: DROP DEAD
Judy from Canada sends along the article from which the paragraphs below come. When she and I were undergraduates at Middlebury College back in the Eisenhower days, the rap on Vermont politics was, “As Vermont goes, so goes New Hampshire.”
You’ve come a long way, baby:
“It became clear that no one was going home until they had the chance to discuss the resolutions and vote on them,” explained David Rosenberg, a political science professor at Middlebury College. “And being a good politician, he allowed the vote to happen.”
By an overwhelming voice vote, Middlebury called for impeachment.
So it has gone this week at town meetings across Vermont, most of which were held Tuesday. Late Tuesday night, there were confirmed reports that 36 towns had backed impeachment resolutions, and the number was expected to rise. In one town, Putney, the vote for impeachment was unanimous.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 07, 2007 10:17 PM
i am very proud of the Vermonters who voted for an impeachment resolution / this is the way democracy works / although the village where i lived for six years in the 90's did not join this effort two nearby villages did and i thank them all
btw the village, Chelsea, where i lived with my grandson so he cd go to school there was also the home of the two young men who murdered the Dartmouth professors so this little town has much to regret
Impeach Cheney first. Let's give Bush a chance. Who knows? Maybe he'd turn out to be a good president if we forced him into the job.
I don't know, maybe the best thing to do right now is pull a Nixon on Bush and his consigliere. Let them twist slowly, slowly in the wind. They won't be able to do much more harm while they're hanging and twisting for the next year or so,and the spectacle should be edifying for the few Bush loyalists left. As well as for the rest of the electorate. It might lock in Democratic majorities long enough to undo at least a little of the terrible harm these spoiled children have done to our democracy.
Speaking of damaging democracy, I see Mueller is admitting responsibility for his renegade bureaucracy's misusing the Patriot Act. Well, duh, Bob.