Okay, this is the last thing I am going to post on the Lieutenant Governor race, I think. There are many other races I want to get into. (Oh, and Bob just came in with my absentee ballot! Yeah!)
Today the Burlington Free Press Editorial Board endorsed Matt Dunne. Their endorsement can be read here, although I am not sure for how long because the Free Press is kind of stingy with their web access.
I don’t put much stock in what they have to say, usually, but one line really stuck out.
“It would be unfortunate, however, if he used the post to wage partisan skirmishes with a Republican governor.”
Kind of a negative thing to say in an endorsement, no?
Could it be that Dunne has indicated that he may do just that?
Why is Dunne trying to turn the Office of Lieutenant Governor into a more powerful position, only to use that power to set up a challenge to the governor?
If Dunne wants to campaign against Governor Douglas, shouldn’t he just run for governor?
With all of the tough problems that the state is facing, do we really need to have constant partisan battles being waged by the lieutenant governor?
Is this what Vermonters want?
Think about that when you vote November 7.
(Updated: If you don’t want to vote for Republican Brian Dubie, at least check out Progressive Marvin Malek.)