Come visit “Beautiful Vermont” entice the travel posters. Yet if our own President or Vice President of these United States set feet upon the streets of their Brattleboro paradise, Vermonters are ready and willing to slap the cuffs upon them and haul their clothed fannies off to the slammer. If the most powerful people in the nation must shudder with fear to visit such a place; if President Bush and Vice President are in peril in Vermont where they have been threatened with arrest for war crimes, why would any of us lesser mortals of the lower forty-eight travel there for fun and relaxation? We would not – not unless we leave our clothes behind or are as loony as the Vermonters, themselves! We’ll travel elsewhere.
Is our President Bush in danger of imprisonment as a war criminal? Probably not, as he has already served six years in office visiting every state in the Union except … TA DA …. Vermont! He’s no dummy nor is he as loony as the Vermonters. And he’s a whole lot smarter than anyone planning a vacation trip to Vermont.
Vermont has a live-and-let-live tradition, however it applies only to skinny-dipping, nude sunbathing artists, writers and musicians from Boston or New York. Yes, it’s true; Brattleboro is expecting to pass a law this coming March that would make both President Bush and Vice President Cheney immediately subject to arrest and indictment if they dare to visit the southeastern Vermont paradise. Nothing at all about “live and let live” in these warnings: “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 indictment for consideration by other municipalities?”
Let’s see if I have this right. While American soldiers are fighting and dying to protect the right of nudists to freely stroll the byways of Vermont, and to guarantee that contented cows may safely graze and give cream for Vermont’s exports, and to protect their fellow countrymen from being blown up in the middle of the sky, the ungrateful Vermonters are busily drafting indictments against the Commander in Chief of those same soldiers. This is happening in Vermont, while the rest of the nation is in a state of war.
How about you show a bit of respect, Vermont? You may start by finding enough clothing somewhere to cover your too fat fanny.