What is it About Vermont.
I commented some time ago about a group trying to get Vermont to secede from the union and now someone else from that state is running for office on an even brighter idea. Charlotte Dennett is running for the State Attorney General's office says she will prosecute George Bush for his crimes against humanity.
Sorry but in spite of Vincent Bugliosi opinion to the contrary a state attorney general does not have that authority. They can investigate and appoint committees all they want but they don't have the power to prosecute him for declaring war. I favor state-rights, probably moreso than they do, but this an absurdity. (Or perhaps it's simply States' Rights are important so long as they are pursuing policies further to left than Washington is.)
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that he should be prosecuted. Is this the right venue for such a prosecution. I really doubt it. Even if such a trial was called for it would have to be done at the Federal level.
What does William Sorrell, Vermont's incumbent AG who is also running for re-election, say about this?
Sorrell, who is seeking a sixth term, said he doesn't believe a Vermont attorney general would have the authority to charge Bush.
"The reality is, in my view, that unless the crime takes place in Vermont, then I as the attorney general have no authority under Vermont law to be prosecuting the president," Sorrell said.Ms Dennett is 3rd party candidate and thus will probably not win. But this is also the state that sends a Socialist Party Candidate, under the label Independent, Bernie Sanders to the Senate so you can't rule it out.