Apparently, President Bush is persona non grata in the otherwise friendly and welcoming town of Brattleboro, Vermont. From this morning's Associated Press, courtesy of The New York Times:
A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put on the agenda of a town meeting in March a measure that would make Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they ever visit the community. As president, Mr. Bush has been to every state except Vermont.
The town meeting, an annual exercise in which residents gather to vote on things like fire department budgets and municipal policy, requires about 1,000 signatures to place a binding item on the agenda.
The measure asks, “Shall the Selectboard instruct the town attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?”
That's appalling--there is so much worth seeing in Vermont that there is no excuse for not visiting. I suggest that the President and Vice-President make a public appearance in Brattleboro. Perhaps they could invite the petitioners out for lunch. Even better, do gourmet take-out from the legendary Vermont Country Deli.