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CHARLOTTE DENNETT, CANDIDATE FOR VERMONT ATTORNEY GENERAL, RESPONDS TO THE RNC
On September 21, Republican National Committee spokesmen Blair Latoff denounced my intentions to bring murder charges against George W. Bush if I am elected Vermont¹s Attorney General. Latoff claimed that such ³ incendiary suggestions² would only ³score points among the most fringe elements of
In fact, a New York Times/CBS poll taken as early as January 2005 showed that the majority of Americans believed that George Bush had ³intentionally misled² this nation into war. In Latoff¹s mind, is the majority of the American public a ³fringe element²? Or is it the prosecution of Bush for his
monumental crime that Latoff feels would only appeal to the ³fringe element?² If so, is it Latoff¹s position that George Bush is above the law?
It is my sense that the RNC and the President are the fringe elements, far removed from reality and disconnected from the horrors of this cataclysmic war. They don¹t have to fear that a loved one¹s shattered body will return to this country in an aluminum box, following 4,000 other brave young soldiers into a cold grave.
Will I, as Attorney General, uphold the rule of law in Vermont? My intention to appoint Vincent Bugliosi as my Special Prosecutor speaks for itself. As famed attorney Alan Dershowitz says about Bugliosi, ³If you created a Hall
of Fame for Prosecutors, Vince would be in the entranceway. There is no prosecutor I would fear more if I were guilty. He will get at the truth.²
Bugliosi is a man with immense credibility in the legal profession and an extraordinary grasp of criminal law. I have every confidence that Mr. Bugliosi will faithfully and expertly carry out the prosecution of George W. Bush under the laws of the state of Vermont.
Blair Latoff has obviously not read Mr. Bugliosi¹s powerful and meticulously
researched book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Laurence
Velvel, Dean of the Massachusetts School of Law, commented recently:
³Vincent Bugliosi¹s book is a very serious work by a very serious authorŠIt
is rare [to find]Ša book by an author who has such a thorough grasp of
relevant facts as BugliosiŠFor the first time, the need to use state murder
statutes to punish presidential murder has now arisen, lest Mr. Bush get
away with serious crimes. Vermont clearly has jurisdiction. Bugliosi
Since the best interests of this country are at stake, even the Republican
National Committee should not attempt to shield Mr. Bush from the halls of
justice, nor underestimate the deep sentiments of mainstream America about
President Bush¹s sending 150,000 American soldiers off to war under false
pretenses. Mr. Bush¹s culpability and his arrogant attempts to stand above
the law must ‹ and will ‹ be addressed in Vermont should I become Attorney
As the election draws near, the RNC and the Bush Administration will
undoubtedly step up their attacks on Mr. Bugliosi and me. But if they do so,
they risk further alienating the very people they seek to win over the
majority of Americans.