Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Have you Seen Our Governor?

Today I choose another day-in-the-life of our “never stay in one place too long” Governor. The day is tomorrow, Thursday December 6. The Governor will be in Brattleboro all day.

His schedule will look something like this:

7:00 a.m. -- Hop into the trusty Impala (which gets 26 miles to the gallon) and drive the 105 miles to Brattleboro.

9:30 a.m . -- New Chapter, Inc. Tour, Technology Drive, Brattleboro

12:30 p.m. -- “Fostering Our Vermont” Symposium and Lunch, New England Youth
Theatre, Flat Street, Brattleboro

5:30 p.m. -- Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce/Chittenden Bank Holiday Mixer,
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Vernon Street, Brattleboro

7:00 p.m . -- Hop into the trusty Impala (21 State/31 Highway) and drive the 105 miles back to Middlebury

Again, the Governor will have spent an admirable amount of time driving around the state, almost 5 hours. There is no question he is working hard, but is he working smarter for Vermonters? Is this a new management technique-MBBA(Management By Being Away)? Add to that the weak cell phone coverage in the areas he is traveling . . .that phone he was waving around at the State of the State address must have special powers!

Second there is the issue of all that down time between events. Is he making fundraising calls? Speaking with the President on matters of state? Urging Skip Vallee to run for Lt Governor? Vermonters need to know.

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