Vermont Town Heavily Backs Proposal to Issue Arrest Warrants for Bush, Cheney

Since Pelosi, Reid and the other Democratic leaders in Congress appear to be too afraid to hold Bush and Cheney responsible for their numerous crimes, the Vermont town of Brattleboro has taken matters into its own hands:


BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - The tone has changed in e-mails this Vermont town has been receiving on its proposal to issue warrants for the arrests of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Now, more people are supporting the resolution.
Brattleboro's town offices have been flooded with 7,000 e-mails since its selectboard voted Jan. 25 to include the item on its Town Meeting Day agenda.
Some of the earliest messages received were so full of vitriol that town officials said they were worried for their safety. Some writers called Brattleboro a bastion of "liberal appeaser wimps" and "wackjobs" for even considering the warrants.
Really "liberal appeaser wimps"? That's your best line? Anyway...
Town Manager Barbara Sondag said any threatening emails are passed along to the police, although she said Tuesday that the nasty messages have subsided, replaced by ones supportive of the resolution.
Sondag's office is reviewing every e-mail received and the issue is taking up 60 percent of her workers' time.
I have no idea if anything substantial will emerge from this but it's still a great story and a positive development. Makes me even prouder that my girlfriend's from Vermont, the only state in America Bush has never visited. The arrest warrant measure says:

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