Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Vermont earns its "Smartest State" ranking

From AP via ABC News -
Vt. Towns Approve Bush 'Indictment'

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. Mar 4, 2008 (AP)

Voters in two Vermont towns approved measures Tuesday calling for the indictment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for what they consider violations of the Constitution.

More symbolic than anything, the items sought to have police arrest Bush and Cheney if they ever visit Brattleboro or nearby Marlboro or to extradite them for prosecution elsewhere — if they're not impeached first.

The measures had solid support - 53% in Brattleboro and 63% in the much smaller Marlboro.

The measures are almost purely symbolic - Bush and Cheney have yet to visit Vermont during their terms of office.

Still, it's a nice gesture, and one that is another piece of evidence that supports the conclusion of this 2006 report that found that Vermont is the smartest state.

And that was *before* they elected Bernie Sanders to the U.S. Senate.

(Of course, another major piece of evidence that supports the conclusions of the report is the fact that it ranked Arizona as the 50th smartest. :) )

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