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Surprise: Berkeley Hates Bush!

Posted by novometro on June 29, 2006

The White House must be relieved that the city of Berkeley has dropped plans to create a citizens task force to watch the Bush/Cheney Administration. Still, the City Council voted to let Berkeley voters decide in November if the president should be impeached.
It’s easy to ridicule Berkeley’s elected city officials for once again taking a detour from the business of running a city of more than 120,000 people to chime in on world events. But as we have noted before, cities can serve as refuges for democracy when Washington enters a period of stagnation and moribund corruption. Sure, no one will be surprised when Berkeley votes to impeach Bush, but the specatcle of the vote will stand as a reminder that dissent has not vanished from the political landscape.

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