by Peter Freyne
Just a tease.
Take a look at these blossoming crabapple trees. Right in front of Washington County Superior Court this afternoon. State Street, Montpelier, Vermont - the one and only. Just after the Vermont Progressive Party's State Committee meeting which was held in Rooms 10 and 11 under the golden dome. [No coffee allowed in Room 11, so they stayed in Room 10 longer than originally planned.]
A whole lot of gracefully aging former hippies and anti-Vietnam War protestors. Look, I've been going through this "Peter finally feels like he's aging" chapter of life and covering the Progs did not help it. More on that later...and, yes, they adopted an Impeachment Resolution. Voila:
Whereas George W. Bush and Richard Cheney have:
1. misled the nation about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
2. misled the nation about ties between Iraq ans Al Qaeda.
3. used these falsehoods to lead our nation into a war unsupported by international law.
4. not told the truth about American policy with respect to the use of torture, and
5. have directed the government to engage in domestic spying in direct contravention of U.S. law,
Therefore, the Vermont Progressive Party State Committee requests Vermont's representative to the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment to remove Bush and Cheney from office.
'Course, Welchie has the same position on impeaching the crooks as our senators, St. Patrick and Ol'Bernardo, have: let's not.
Here's a shot of Ch. 3's crime-beat reporter Brian Joyce interviewing Progressive Party Chair Martha Abbott.
Should have a bite on the Six O'Clock, assuming there is a Six O'Clock News tonight.
Not sure what her crime was?
A couple of surprises, too.
One was the fact that Anthony Pollina, a Prog Party co-founder, gubernatorial candidate and WDEV talk-show host was a no-show.
Another surprise was that they had a press panel on their program - two old-timers, Sam Hemingway and Ross Sneyd, telling them what they thought of the Progressive Party and how fairly it's covered.
More on that later....