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Monday, December 19, 2005

Real VT: Senator Leahy goes shopping

Posted By on Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 1:56 PM

Reason # 347827859 why I love Vermont: from Hall Monitor's Darren Allen, who ran into Senator Patrick Leahy at the Hunger Mountain Food Co-op on Saturday. Leahy spent the weekend at home before returning to DC as the session winds down.

After a brief chat with the senator very much in the news latelyfor opposing President Bush's approach to renewing the Patriot Act --and for angrily denouncing a domestic spying program that has Bush verymuch on the defensive -- he bade goodbye.

As he left thecheckout line, a woman in the aisle spotted him, and started clappingloudly. Soon the entire store erupted into cheers.

I'll bet you that most senators in the country don't get that kind of a reception while stocking up on a few provisions.

I love it that it's possible to run into one of our two senators at the local co-op.

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Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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