Doonesbury hearts Vermont

Vermont’s grassroots Impeach Bush movement has reached the pinnacle of political and pop culture relevance: It’s now the current storyline in Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip.

That strip can be read right here.

Dan DeWalt, the revolutionary Newfane Selectman who kicked off the state’s movement when he poised the impeachment question at his own town meeting, will be a guest on Vermont Public Radio’s Switchboard show Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Sources also tell me that several of the state’s top impeachment supporters will meet with House Speaker Gaye Symington, D-Jericho, on Wednesday to convince her to allow an impeachment resolution to go forward. To say Symington has been cool to that resolution is an understatement.

-Dan Barlow

One Response to Doonesbury hearts Vermont

  1. Emily Landry

    Not only has the worst president in US history violated the constitution and our basic rights to privacy, thrown us into a war for all the wrong reasons, and became the center of several controversial debacles over and over in the past, but he refuses to SUPPORT OUR DUTY TO PROTECT THE PLANET by enacting legislation around climate change. Of course we should throw him out of office…
    What can you do?
    Come to a Step it up event near you
    Here’s the gist of what’s going on in Montpelier:
    Montpelier Step It Up 2007: Central Vermont’s Day of Climate Action
    For more info contact: drew Hudson, VPIRG, 223-8421 (o) 279-4430 (c)
    drew@vpirg.org
    Who: Senator Bernie Sanders, VT Senate President Peter Shumlin, Burr
    Morse, and other local business owners, the Association of Vermont
    Recyclers, National Wildlife Federation, Vermont National Resources
    Council, and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.
    What: The state’s largest Step it up action with hundreds of
    participants, exciting speakers, excellent visuals, music, free creemees
    and more! Over 1200 events have been scheduled nationwide and over 60 in
    Vermont to demand our leaders ‘Step it Up’ by pledging to cut carbon 80%
    by 2050.
    When: 12p.m. – 4p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2007
    Agenda:
    12:00 Morse Farm – 1168 County Rd – Montpelier
    Guided nature walk, sugaring demos, Free Creemees and more!
    1:00
    first-hand accounts of how global warming threatens Vermont’ skiing,
    fishing and future from Burr Morse, local fishing guides, sports-store
    owners, and high school students.
    2:00 **Excellent Visuals**
    Hundreds of attendees will March to the State House lead by
    performance artist/percussionist the Junkman.
    3:00 Vermont State House State Street – Montpelier
    Speeches by Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Peter Shumlin. Both
    leaders will sign a giant pledge committing to support legislation that
    can achieve 80% by 2050 cuts in carbon emissions
    Where: Morse Farm 12p.m.-2p.m., and the VT State House 2p.m.-4p.m.
    Why: Vermont and America’s emissions of Greenhouse Gasses are on the
    rise. Recent Reports from the IPCC and dozens of other peer-reviewed
    research studies have said that if we do not cut carbon emissions 80% by
    2050, Vermont and the planet’s climate will pass a tipping point from
    which it will never recover. But change is possible. Legislation
    introduced by Senator Sanders and Supported by Senators Leahy and
    Congressman Welch has the potential to cut America’s climate foot-print
    80% by 2050. And while action to-date is insufficient, the VT
    legislature is debating 2 bills, S.94 and H.520 with the potential to
    achieve cuts in global warming pollution in-line with the 80% goals. In
    response, an unprecedented number of Vermonters are speaking out,
    stepping up and making it known that they support action at the local,
    state and federal level to cut carbon and avert a climate crisis.