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Monday, August 6, 2007

Look at the Bright Side

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2007 at 8:38 AM

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Not exactly a typical August day in Vermont weather-wise, but c’mon, there’s a silver lining in every cloud, right?

Took this shot yesterday under warm temps and sunny blue skies downtown on Main Street in Burlington. It’s been a great summer on the floral front, eh?

Can you find the butterfly?

And also look at the bright side on the political front. A year ago at this time, the ol’ “light at the end of the tunnel” was tough to find, if one could find it at all. I know I couldn’t. And when the light went out, the cancer came in.

That’s changed.

And I’m not alone.

This weekend the second annual YearlyKos convention took place in beautiful Chicago. And one distinguished Vermonter attending the big blogger shindig at McCormack Place had this very interesting observation:

I think, nearly three-and-a-half years after Dean for America collapsed in the wake of the Iowa caucus loss, that Howard Dean might have won the campaign.

The words of Montpelier’s Garrett Graff, son of Chris, who worked on Ho-Ho’s presidential campaign. Garrett noted that when the 2004 presidential campaign ended and George “WMD” Bush [and his boss, Dick Cheney], retained power, WMD's Democratic challengers pretty much fell completely by the wayside.

Anybody seen or heard John Kerry in the last three years?

How about his wife? [Not that we miss her.]

Writes Garrett:

Today the Democrats are Howard Dean’s party and Howard Dean’s people are in charge, including, of course, himself. And, again, I’m not just talking about the paid DNC staff but actually the thousand-plus activists here most of whom seem to have come into DailyKos.com and the Democratic Party through Dean for America, Democracy for America, or the state-level efforts of Dean’s 50-state campaign.

Very interesting piece, indeed, by Graff the Younger.


Also on the "Look at the Bright Side" front...

Congratulations are in order for Ch. 3 anchorwoman Kristin Kelly and Burlington Police Lt. Emmet Helrich.

They finally made it "official" and tied the knot on Saturday.

Best wishes!

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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

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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