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Friday, February 1, 2008

Vermont This Week?

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2008 at 5:39 PM

Made the panel out at the Colchester studios of Vermont Public Television. Ch. 5's Stewart Ledbetter was the host. Terri Hallenbeck from the Freeps and Dan Barlow from the Vermont Press Bureau, who made the dodgy drive from Montpelier together, were with me on the panel. Got to talk about marijuana and hemp and Howard Dean, Madeleine Kunin and the National Guard among other items.

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And about the possibility of Vermont's March 4 Town Meeting Day presidential primary making a difference in the race for the Democrat Party nomination that's down to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Really?

St. Patrick, excuse me, U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy has endorsed Barack Obama. So, too, has Vermont's Democratic Congressman Peter Welch.

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But what about America's best-loved socialist - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders?

Just checked with Sanders' Press Secretary Michael Briggs.

Michael went and rechecked with his boss and came back with this latest statement from Ol' Bernardo:

"As an Independent, I do not plan to be involved in the primary process. After a nominee is selected, I will do everything I can to make sure he or she is elected president."
  

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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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