by Peter Freyne
C'mon. Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch says he opposes the War in Iraq. Over and over he says it. He said it again as recently as Friday at the Sheraton.
But a bunch of old Vermont hippies take exception to the fact Rep. Welch keeps voting for the war-funding bills that keep it chugging along. They were there in March, too. The late, great Grace Paley of Thetford was with them.
And they don't like a few other Iraq War-related votes cast by Ol' Welchie.
That's Boots Wardinski, 64, a Newbury farmer and former Marine, being escorted out of Congressman Welch's Main Street Burlington office after closing on Monday.
Can't they just ignore the Iraq War like good citizens and wait until a new president moves into the White House in 2009?
No, they can't.