Best Vermont Blog, Political 

Vermont Daily Briefing


Winner:
Vermont Daily Briefing

Runner-Up:
VTDigger.org

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After a one-year hiatus, Philip Baruth’s sharp-tongued and entertaining political blog Vermont Daily Briefing has returned as the readers’ favorite. VDB ranked tops in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Then, in June 2009, Baruth boldly declared: “VDB Will Daysie No More Forever.” He hoped readers would hold their votes until this fall, given that he’s a Chittenden County Vermont State Senate candidate. Baruth spares no pol on his blog, as a selection of headlines demonstrates: “Michael Steele Is Paranoid AND They’re Out to Get Him, Because That’s How He Rolls.” “Palin Continues War on the Sentence.” “God Decides Not to Wait Until Afterlife to Begin the Punishing of John Edwards.” Just to name a few. Vermont Yankee, Gov. Jim Douglas, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie and Baruth’s senate campaign are by far his favorite in-state topics (though not necessarily in that order). Baruth’s Daysies win suggests even a guy who doesn’t allow blog comments can be a Net fave. That’s just how he rolls.

-Shay Totten

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