Telluride Council Votes To Impeach Bush

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Telluride Town Council has voted 6-1 to call for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

And if the measure survives a second reading August 7, it will become the town's official position.

Community leaders say they've endured criticism from near and far as a result of last week's vote, but at least one council member says that's because people don't understand the town's home-rule municipality.

Andrea Benda says the town has two choices when citizens initiate an ordinance: either adopt it, or put it on the ballot.

And with liberal voters outnumbering conservatives 5-to-1, Benda says she didn't think it was necessary for the impeachment issue to become part of local campaigning this fall.

Scott McQuade from the Telluride Tourism Board adds "Telluride has always welcomed all people to this community throughout our history and we are known for our hospitality and diversity. In fact, you will find that Telluride is not only one of the most beautiful places on earth but also a place that is friendly, down to earth and open and accepting to all people. I would invite everyone to visit Telluride to come and see this amazing place for themselves.”

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  • by Thomas Location: arvada on Aug 2, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    The republican hypocrites keep pushing this failed president and evil cheney upon us. (we need to turn the page for the good of U.S. citizen Morale and the World) This is what happens when dishonorable means (republican voter caging) Florida, Ohio and big business (Bush's Supreme Court) elects a president. If Gore was made president as he was elected to be, 3,500 american lives, $450 billion, botched illegal war and our soaring out of control national deficit, a stressed out military, not to mention our loss of world wide respect and credibility. Business Men and woman of Telluride, I promise you I and my family will be staying a week there in Telluride during ski season because of your courageous stand, and we don't ski. I call upon others to do the same. Telluride citizens, my family Thanks you. Many colorado citizens have contacted their respective local city governments and requested an Impeachment resolution, we thank you Telluride citizens for your courage.
  • by Troy Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 26, 2007 at 09:00 AM
    Don your an idiot. What you just said is that no one can disagree with our lousy president. And if they do they shouldn't live in the USA. Sounds like you would rather have it be like Russia or what was East Germany. Your nothing but a conformist and can't think on your own.
  • by Charles Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 25, 2007 at 08:20 PM
    French doctors are amazed that a 44-year-old civil servant with an abnormally small brain has led a normal life. Don't see why they are seams like several more people like that are on the Telluride Town Council.
  • by Cindy Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 25, 2007 at 03:01 PM
    Telluride is so wealthy it can afford to discourage visitors. Oh, how I wish I could afford to live there.
  • by Don Location: Co Springs on Jul 25, 2007 at 03:01 PM
    Sounds like the residents of Telluride have some SERIOUS issues and would rather live in a third world country than appreciate the freedom they have here in the US of A.
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