On the night of the mid-term elections, I shared my thoughts on these elections and my general feelings towards Bush’s administration. Those can be read here and here. While my birthday wish (official articles of impeachment) remains unrealized, today in my inbox was an article from the Impeach Bush organization.
Their site is spotlighting a referendum passed in Brattleboro, Vermont on Tuesday during their primary. Some of you may think the Impeach Bush article is an outlandish rumor. So, I Googled the town’s name and found this ABC News article. The referendum placed on the ballot as the result of a petition drive, posed this question to its citizens:
“…that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?”
So what does this mean? Bush and Cheney can be arrested should they ever enter Brattleboro. The indictment would go into effect after Bush and Cheney leave office. While mostly symbolic, the citizens of Brattleboro have done what our elected officials in Congress have not had the courage to do— place George W. Bush and Richard Cheney accountable for the actions taken by their adminstration.
Thank you, Kurt Diams for organizing the petition drive that led to the referendum’s placement on the ballot. Since I read both articles, I have not stopped smiling. Thank you citizens of Brattleboro, Vermont, truly.
And word from the White House? Per the ABC article:
“The White House press office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee denounced the indictment effort. “It appears that the left wing knows no bounds in their willingness to waste taxpayer dollars to make a futile counterproductive partisan political point,’ said Blair Latoff. “Town people would be much better served by elected officials who sought to solve problems rather than create them.”
Mr. Latoff, you don’t get it— it may have taken seven years, but this referendum is evidence that some elected officials will support the democratic process and allow their constituents’ opinions to become policy or law.It may not be your will, Mr. Latoff, but it was the willof Brattleboro’s citizens. It is truly a waste of taxpayer dollars to speak out and take action against an admistration, if it is the will of the citizens? Perhaps, if more elected officials had sought to “solve problems,” I would have indeed received official articles of impeachment for my birthday two years ago.
Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday two months early to me, happy birthday dear wovensunshine, may there be many, many more indictments…