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Opening Arguments

The fugitive leader

Bush Derangement Syndrome on steroids:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for "crimes against our Constitution," local media reported.

The nonbinding, symbolic measure, passed in Brattleboro and Marlboro in a state known for taking liberal positions on national issues, instructs town police to "extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them."

The story notes that Bush has never visited the state as president, though he has spent vacations at his family compound in nearby Maine. I suppose the Vermont towns' police could mount a raid on the compound ("OK, give Barney his bullet now"), but it would probably be a better tactic to lure the president to Vermont so he can be arrested -- you know, the way they catch fugitives by sending them notices that they've won prizes they need to come and claim. "Dear President Bush: Voters in our town have approved a referendum nominating you for a Nobel Peace Prize for the splendid leadership you demonstrated by instituting the surge in Iraq. Would it be possible for you to attend a rally in Battleboro (named in your honor!) to accept resolution?"