Vermont, the state with civil unions, Ben and Jerry's, and a socialist senator, has taken the "think globally, act locally" motto to heart with a call for President Bush's impeachment—town by town. In a series of local meetings initiated by activists, residents introduced a resolution charging the administration with misleading the public, sanctioning torture, and illegal surveillance.
The motion asks Congress "to investigate these charges, and if the investigation supports the charges, vote to impeach" the president and vice-president. The measure passed in over 35 towns; two voted it down. While the resolutions are symbolic, not to speak of idiosyncratic, they reflect the increasing chatter about impeachment; the Daily Kos is already trumpeting it as a major left-wing victory.