Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The "Bush-Cheney Free Zone"

Back when I lived in Los Angeles, I used to listen to an announcer on KPFK who would always sign off at the end of his program by saying, "Remember to buy something from New Zealand, the world's only nuclear-free zone." In that spirit it is worth noting that one of the less-reported decisions in yesterday's elections in Vermont was the declaration of two cities as "Bush-Cheney Free Zones." Here is the Reuters account:

Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for "crimes against our Constitution," local media reported.

The nonbinding, symbolic measure, passed in Brattleboro and Marlboro in a state known for taking liberal positions on national issues, instructs town police to "extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them."

Regular readers will recognize Marlboro as the home of the Marlboro Music Festival. Personally, I think the Festival organizers should promote this news. There is something to be said about attending a music festival safely protected from any impositions by either Bush or Cheney!

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