by Peter Freyne
Not a pretty sight.
That's why I never watch Bill O'Reilly's "O'Reilly Factor" on Fox "News."
I'm embarrassed, frankly. Like O'Reilly, I'm a grown-up Irish-Catholic kid from the New York of the 1950s-60s.
But you've got to catch the ambush he aired last night of Vermont House Judiciary Chairman Bill Lippert [in shirt & tie] in the Statehouse cafeteria by a Fox crew the other day.
Look for "Talking Points: The Truth About Vermont."
Outstanding "team defense" by the members of the Vermont House and Senate who were in the Statehouse cafeteria at the time.
Said O'Reilly to the nation:
“Remember, in Vermont, Sen. Bernie Sanders is a socialist. U.S. Sen. Pat Leahy is very liberal and Gov. Jim Douglas, although a Republican, is a very weak leader.”
I'm sure Gov. Douglas and the entire Vermont Republican establishment appreciates your compliment.
Hey, Billy Boy, our Lite-Gov's a Republican, too, and he flies jets. Maybe you could mention him next time? "Limp-wristed?"
And what about our only congressman?
Peter Welch is likely offended by your gross omission.
Do come back soon!
Makes us all even prouder we live here!