Vt. Towns Vote to Indict Bush, Cheney

'Crimes against the Constitution' make prez, veep wanted men
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2008 10:04 AM CST
Brian Shafford, of Brattleboro, Vt. stands outside Brattleboro Union High School Tuesday, March 4, 2008 with signs urging residents to vote to authorize the town's attorney to draft indictments allowing...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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."