Vermont Votes to Impeach Bush: Nobody Cares
If we were forced to rank our favorite states in New England, Vermont would finish second to last. As far as we can tell, Connecticut does nothing but get between us and New York.
While the Green Mountain state has given us wonderful things like civil unions, maple syrup, and Chunky Monkey ice cream, it’s kind of boring up there. Even New Hampshire had the good sense to build some outlet malls.
But the most annoying thing about Vermont is that it sometimes acts like a pot-smoking college student. The state of Vermont put on some O.A.R and headed to the polls to vote in the primary, but two of its towns also voted to arrest President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney if they ever visit.
We’re pretty sure our Phish-fan friends in college had us sign a petition to this effect. In 2003.
Voters interviewed after casting ballots said they saw the article as an opportunity to express their frustration over the war in Iraq and Bush’s tenure in general.
“I realize it’s an extreme thing to do, and really silly in a way,” said Robert George, 74, a retired photographer. “But I’m really angry about us getting involved in the war in Iraq and him (Bush) disrespecting the will of the people.”
Peter Maer of CBS News Radio asked what seemed to be a straightforward question. “What’s your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline”
“Wait, what did you just say?” the shocked president interrupted. “You’re predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline?”
“A number of analysts are predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline,” Maer explained.
You could’ve knocked Bush over with a feather.
“Oh, yeah?” he said. “That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that.”
Don’t blame us— we didn’t vote for him either.
But it’s time to let it go. Bush has less than a year left, and there’s an epic nomination battle underway in the Democratic party. John McCain is sitting back and watching Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama destroy each other. It’s time to focus on the things you can still control, not the damage that’s already been done.
Thanks for listening. Now pass the Chunky Monkey.