Tuesday, April 11, 2006Excerpt:
"He worries that passing the impeachment resolution could hurt Nederland's chances at federal grant money.
"My difference is, we're a town; we do town business," he said. "We have different priorities, and I think we elect officials who can take care of our state and federal issues."
Scott Franklin, the town trustee who proposed the resolution, dismisses such arguments. What the president does affects town residents and becomes town business, he says. In a democracy, big and little voices count the same. If not Nederland, then where?
"All politics is local," said Franklin, a former professional rock climber who now runs a solar electric company. "And we have to speak up, or we're not on the map. You can be a one or a zero. ... It has to start somewhere."