By Russell Mokhiber, Counterpunch.org, Feb 25, 2010
In 2008, Charlotte Dennett ran for Attorney General in Vermont.
Dennett’s key campaign pledge – if elected, she would appoint Vincent Bugliosi as a special prosecutor to seek a murder indictment against George W. Bush for the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
Bugliosi was the author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (Perseus Books, 2008)
He also had an enviable track record as an assistant district attorney in Los Angeles – 105 out of 106 successful felony jury convictions and 21 murder convictions without a loss.
Bugliosi is best known for his 1974 classic Helter Skelter – which documents his successful prosecution of Charles Manson and several other members of the Manson family for the 1969 murders of Hollywood actress Sharon Tate and six others.
Manson was not present at the murder scene.
When Dennett announced her candidacy for Attorney General of Vermont in September 2008, Bugliosi was at her side.
Now, Dennett has written a book – The People v. Bush: One Lawyer’s Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the Way (Chelsea Green, 2010).