Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Shrinking World of George W. Bush
DATE: 14 September 2009
WHAT: A state issued war crime indictments law becomes effective. Following the January, 2008, lead of tiny Brattleboro, VT - the first - "to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution," Minnesota becomes the 19th in a list of cascading states to enact similar legislation since Bush's departure from office on January 20, 2009.
(During his presidency, Vermont is the only one of 50 states George Bush never visits.)
Minnesota's new law, similar to the those of Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, is expanded to include indictments against Bush cabinet members and staff as well; as accomplices aiding/abetting in the commission of acts of high treason and international war crimes.
WHEN: 12:37 a.m
WHERE: Concourse B, Northwest Airlines gate 19, Minneapolis St.Paul International Airport, Minnesota
WHO: Dana Perino, fourth and final White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush
WHAT: Awaiting departure of her flight to Denver, CO. Due to inclement weather, the flight has been canceled.
WHERE: At the Northwest Airlines check-in counter, an alert NWAL employee and life-long democratic party member, accidentally spots the name "Dana Perino" on canceled flight 137's passenger manifest. She promptly alerts airport security to a possible fugitive on Concourse B.
WHEN: 1:37 a.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis Police Headquarters: A gaunt and physically shaken Dana Perino is booked on suspicion of high crimes and treason. She is finger printed. Her mug shot is not exactly a glamor shot.
WHEN: Later that day. Bush, Cheney and others learn of Perino's Minnesota detainment. Bush smirks, laughs, and is heard to say, "Caught where she shouldn't have been, huh?" It's one of his jokes that will become increasingly rare in the months ahead.
WHAT: Encouraged by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's (D-RI - "yes, I know, ironic last name, isn't it?") independent criminal review of activities of the outgoing Bush administration since the new legislature convened in January, plus the first state's arrest of Dana Perino (there will be three more in states she got caught visiting she shouldn't have, eighteen more states enact war crime and treason laws against the former Bush administration.
Is the U.S. slowly regaining its former reputation as a "nation of laws"?
(* Watch for possible future arrests as Dada is able to channel them.)