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March 5, 2008
Brattleboro Vermont: Arrest Bush -Cheney on sight
This may be the silliest, the stupidest measure ever passed by any town in American history.
Worse than arresting someone for throwing chewing gum on the sidewalk. Worse than arresting someone for shaving on Sunday.
The towns of Brattleboro and Marlboro Vermont have passed a measure that would force their constables to arrest the President and/or Vice President of the United States if they ever set foot in their towns:
More symbolic than substantive, the items sought to have police arrest Bush and Cheney if they ever visit Brattleboro or nearby Marlboro or to extradite them for prosecution elsewhere — if they're not impeached first. Hey! What can be done is watching idiots like Daims making a fool of himself and his friends and neighbors as well.
In Brattleboro, the vote was 2,012 for and 1,795 against. In Marlboro, it was 43 to 25, with three abstentions. "
I hope the one thing that people take from this is 'Hey, it can be done,"' said Kurt Daims, 54, who organized the petition drive that led to the Brattleboro vote.
One would hope that President Bush would challenge the law and pay a visit to Brattleboro. It would be interesting to see a showdown between the Brattleboro police and the Secret Service. Somehow, I would think the president's protectors would take a dim view of him being arrested and thrown in jail.