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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Changing Times, eh?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 2:02 PM

Let's get this straight, OK?

The Vermont Public Service Board has approved what GOP Gov. Jim Douglas scorns as an  "industrial" wind power project in Sheffield.

Karl Rove, the man behind George "WMD" Bush's presidential throne has announced his "resignation," and will be gone from the West Wing by month's end.

And GQ Magazine has picked Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy as one of The "50 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN D.C."

That's St. Patrick at his Tuesday presser in Montpelier with a couple of the handful of members of the Vermont media who showed [Lisa Rathke from AP, Louis Porter from the TA/Rutland Herald, St. Pat, TA photographer Stefan Hard and Rob Roper, the state chair of the Vermont Republican Party whose curiosity showed.]

You'd think Mr. Rove's resignation and Sen. Leahy's position as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a committee currently seeking Rove's testimony, would make for a worthy news hook, eh?  Unfortunately, Vermont's "top" daily newspaper and "top" TV News operation did not think so.

The Gannett chain's Burlington Free Press did not even send a reporter - they no longer maintain a Montpelier office when the Legislature's not in session - and WGOP, er, sorry, WCAX-TV News just showed up to grab a soundbite afterward.

No big deal, eh?

Just the fall of the corrupt, deceitful and dishonest regime that's done more harm to America than any that's preceded it!

One of a kind, eh?  In fact, the White House correspondent for the Washington Times was on our answering machine Tuesday, inspired by Vermont's unique status as the ONLY state in America this president has not set foot in while president.

I don't know about you, but it feels like an honor, a sign of genuine r-e-s-p-e-c-t. Vermont is, after all, the ONLY state whose entire congressional delegation voted against the legislation that turned the Bush-Cheney-Rove Team loose in Iraq.

Now look where it got us, eh?

Our team, Team Vermont, got it right, as in "correct," from the very beginning on Iraq, its alleged "threat,"  its non-existent WMDs and the truthfulness of the current White House. And Republicans like Mr. Roper, the GOP's Vermont chair, still don't get it.

"Karl Rove has served this country for the past seven years," Roper told Reporter Louis Porter. "This is a moment we should take a moment to thank him for what he has done whether we agree with him or not."

Thank him? Thank Karl Rove for what he's done for our country?

Tell that to the families of the 3700 American soldiers who've already died because the rest of Congress fell for the lies that he successfully sold them.


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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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