by Peter Freyne
Moonlight in Vermont tonight. And the moon is in compassionate Pisces. Thought you’d want to know.
Good morning. It's 7:15 and the Freeps hasn’t posted its online stories for today, so I checked the “Corrections” still posted from yesterday's edition.
Poor Mark Shepard.
When it’s not going your way, it’s not going your way. The Sunday Freeps carried Terri Hallenbeck’s excellent feature profile on the two talented Republicans running for the U.S. House. Generalissima Martha Rainville and Bennington County State Sen. Mark Shepard. Very different campaign operations. The Rainville part was about all her staffers. The Shepard part was about the wife and the kids campaigning in the old RV.
By the way, Mark Shepard isn’t going to win Tuesday’s primary. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t one of the most decent, intelligent, interesting and caring individuals you will ever meet in politics.
Apparently the Freeps provided the wrong website address for Shepard on Sunday, since they ran this yesterday:
CANDIDATE WEB SITE
Republican congressional hopeful Mark Shepard's web site is www.markshepard.com. The address was incorrect on Page 4A of Sunday's Free Press.
So since the local Gannett chain paper is late posting today’s edition, I had the opportunity to notice it and time to click it. Go ahead, you, too!
What the____?. That sure doesn’t look like the Mark Shepard I know who's running for Congress in Vermont. This one's a hypnotherapist, “Courage Coach” and performance artist in New Haven Connecticut.
A new career for Sen. Shepard?
The funny thing is, The Burlington Free Press didn’t really have to run the Wednesday inaccurate "correction" in the first place.
That because the address provided loyal readers in the Sunday story was www.markshepard.us.
Go ahead, try it. You’ll see what I mean.
Sometimes absolute perfection need not be the end result.
On today’s playlist: Marvelous Martha doing a 10 o’clock presser at her HQ. And Scudder's booked for a 1 o'clock at the DEMOCRACY “statue” downtown. Let's see if he gets TV cameras to capture his planned "visual," eh? And, yes, we’re hoping for sunshine. Improves the bicycling.