August 11, 2007

Telluride Moonbats Vote To Impeach Bush; Aspen Has Better Things To Do

Telluride's moonbats are an inclusive bunch:
"Telluride is today, and always has been through history, a very open and accepting place," said Scott McQuade, director of the Telluride Tourism Board.
Except for conservatives and members of the GOP, that is. Earlier this week they made headlines in their quest to join the ranks of similarly-minded BDS-afflicted moonbatopias.
Telluride joins predictable places such as San Francisco, West Hollywood and Berkeley in California and less well- known politically outspoken bergs like Marlboro, Vt., and Chapel Hill, N.C., in voting for impeachment.

Telluride would have been the second municipality in Colorado to do so, but the Nederland Town Board last year voted down a measure that would have urged their congressman to introduce an impeachment measure.

Telluride is a fitting place to be first in the state It's an independent-minded historic-mining-town-turned-resort without a single Republican in office. Democrats, Libertarians and Green Party members fill every elected chair.
But while Telluride seems to lack other pressing issues, nearby liberal hangout Aspen doesn't have time to waste on petty symbolic votes, no matter how popular:
There are hundreds of issues local officials want to address in Aspen.

Impeaching President Bush and Dick Cheney isn’t one of them.

It appears Aspen resident Sy Coleman’s request to have the Aspen City Council join a growing list of governments in officially calling for an impeachment will not be considered.

The request came Monday, with Coleman pointing to several cities throughout America that have passed resolutions calling for throwing Bush and Cheney out of office.

The Telluride Town Council is the latest, and the first community in Colorado, to join the list. Council members recently voted 6-1 for such a resolution. If the measure survives a second reading Aug. 7, it would become the town’s official position.

It doesn’t appear that will be the case in Aspen, where local leaders said they’ve got too much on their plate to concern themselves with such a politically charged national issue.

“People didn’t elect me to take a position on this,” said City Councilman Jack Johnson. “It is very difficult to take time away from what is important to us.”

If city government were to consider backing an impeachment effort, significant public input would have to come first, including public hearings.

“We don’t have time for that,” Johnson said, adding that if Coleman presented a petition with hundreds of residents’ signatures asking for a resolution, he would have to consider it.

City Councilman Dwayne Romero agreed that a national issue of that proportion doesn’t have a place in Aspen politics.

“It’s noble, but for the here and now, I’d like to take care of our own set of issues,” he said.
No time for tilting at windmills in Aspen, even though one councilman agrees that impeachment is a "noble" gesture.

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