Two Vermont towns have voted to arrest President Bush and Vice President Cheney if they ever set foot within their boundaries, the AP reports. The measures, which also call for the pair to be extradited to face trial for unspecified "crimes against the Constitution," passed after a public vote in Brattleboro and an emotional town meeting in Marlboro.
Vermonters said the votes were a way to express their frustration with the Iraq war. "I realize it's an extreme thing to do, and really silly in a way," conceded one. Another said he was no Bush fan but didn't vote because he thought the measure reflected badly on his town. There was no comment from the White House, but a Republican spokeswoman slammed the indictment as "futile."