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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Vermont Governor Missing? (UPDATED)

Posted By on Sat, Jun 2, 2007 at 11:10 PM

According to the e-mailed official ”Public Appearance Schedule of Governor Jim Douglas,” the Republican Governor of Vermont is supposed to be in Los Angeles, California, as I write this at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (6:30 PDT), delivering the “Keynote Speech” at the National Notary Association’s 29th Annual Conference.


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Given our curiosity and the accessibility to information provided by the Web, I went to the website of the organization, the National Notary Association, to learn more about a group that would want the current Republican Governor of Vermont to give its 2007 “Keynote” conference speech.

Couldn’t find a mention of Gov. Scissorhands, excuse me, Gov. Douglas of Vermont ANYWHERE.

What I did learn, however, was that Gov. Jimbo's 6:30 p.m.  listed appearance (Pacific Time) would put his entrance at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel smack dab in the middle of the 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. “Reception,” (i.e. cocktail hour?), which is followed, by a three-hour banquet.

The Notary Association describes its Saturday Night as:


An evening of elegance is planned for our Conference grande finale with fine dining, entertainment, and an inspirational and compelling speech delivered by Judge Marilyn Milian, the spunky firebrand who presides over The People’s Court. The evening concludes with the presentation of the coveted Notary of the Year and Special Honorees Awards.

What happened to Jim Douglas, governor of Vermont?

What did they do to him?

Not even a mention of the "Keynote Speaker's" name???

Stay tuned.


Sunday evening: Now we see a screen on the organization's main page that has a picture of Gov. Scissorhands and identifies him as the "Keynote Speaker" for the conference's Saturday night extravaganza in Los Angeles that is now over.

Didn't see it there before the above post, noting the absence of any acknowledgement of Gov. Jimbo despite his "Official" Vermont Public Appearance Schedule listing him as the "Keynote Speaker" Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Damage control?

After all, Vermont's Gov. Douglas was not mentioned on the "Official" National Notary Association conference program for Saturday night.

Very interesting.

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Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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