Takoma Park Votes
Takoma Park. The very mention of the place brings guffaws. It is probably the most self-consciously serious joke in the nation.
Just as they saved us from ourselves during the Cold War by making their city a nuclear free zone and thereby keeping the Soviets at bay, now the city council there has voted to bring down the Bush-Cheney dictatorship.
Over the years, Takoma Park has declared itself a nuclear-free zone, established an immigrant sanctuary law and written a 5,000-word manual for its trash and award-winning recycling programs.
Last night, its City Council voted to call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
This is just another of the actions by Takoma Park that remind one of nothing so much as an earnest but not terribly bright ten-year-old glomming onto an idea and pursuing it for all they are worth. Heroic in a sad and pathetic kind of way.
Readers from Free State Politics, let your corporate masters know that I demand this award. I have just the place for this lovely tribute to the Takoma Park city mascot at home.