Bush-Cheney indictment passes in non-binding Marlboro floor vote

03/04/08 6:03PM

The focus was in Brattleboro, but when it came time for Town Meeting, another town beat Brattleboro to the punch in calling for the indictment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

In a non-binding floor vote, residents of the southern Vermont town of 978 people approved an article that calls for Bush and Cheney to be arrested for crimes against the Constitution.

The vote was 43 for, 25 against and three abstentions.

Town Clerk Nora Wilson says the measure, which was introduced from the floor under "other business," isn't binding since it didn't appear on the warning for the meeting.

In Brattleboro, voting goes until 7 p.m., so it's not known yet whether the article was passed there.

The article read: "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 indictments for consideration by other authorities and shall it be the law of the town of Marlboro that law enforcement agencies hired by the Town of Marlboro, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Marlboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?'"

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