Another protest against Welch?

Maybe. But maybe not.

Word got around Thursday that Vermont impeachment supporters were considering staging a "takeover" of U.S. Rep. Peter Welch’s Burlington office on Monday.

On that same day, anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan (I thought she retired from active protests?) is scheduled to do the same at the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan.

Both groups plan to pressure the congressmen on impeaching President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Both men, who are clearly not fans of the Bush administration, are reluctant to support the impeachment option.

This afternoon I called one of the prominent members of Vermont’s impeachment movement to double-check the place and time on the protest. This contact seemed surprised by my call. They told me that they were strongly considering a protest, but backed off in recent days to first see how Sheehan’s protest went.

But at least one political blog in the state had already announced the protest, I told the contact.

"Hmmm … maybe we’ll have to reconsider," the contact said.

"Well, let me know if you decide to, okay?" I told them.

So, maybe. Or maybe not.

-Dan Barlow

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