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December 29, 2007
Bush, Cheney Unwanted in Brattelboro, VT
Chalk it up, as Michelle Malkin suggests, to "extreme BDS ."
In the town of Brattelboro, Vermont, a group is petitioning to have an item placed on the agenda of the town meeting next March that would make the President of the United States and Vice President subject to arrest if they set foot in their town:
"This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they’re supposed to do,” said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive. As president, Bush has visited every state except Vermont. Vermont features the extremely liberal Pat Leahy and socialist Bernie Sanders as Senators so perhaps it's not surprising that such unhinged behavior would be forthcoming from Brattelboro.
The town meeting, an annual exercise in which residents gather to vote on everything from fire department budgets to municipal policy, requires about 1,000 signatures to place a binding item on the agenda. The measure asks: “Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?”
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. The press office did not immediately respond to an e-mail.
Still, it would make for a dramatic scene if the President ever did visit the town. One would believe the Secret Service might take a rather dim view of seeing the President hauled away in handcuffs and put in the town jail.