by Peter Freyne
Up and at 'em!
Don't you miss winter?
Got the Ol' Inside Track done yesterday. I swear, when I started the day, I had no idea what I'd find to fill the space. Amazing how that works.
Was thinking yesterday that since the first "Inside Track" back in 1981 in the Ol' Vanguard Press, I've pumped out more than 1000 of them. Never came up empty. Amazing.
No wonder I can't remember it all!
Had fun this week - got to interview Cheney!
No. Not his nibs, the big Dick, but State Rep. Margaret Cheney [right] of Norwich.
Never heard of her, right?
A freshman from outside the Burlington media-market glare, Margaret has a seat on the Natural Resources & Energy Committeee.
She is the Cheney with the rather well-written op-ed in defense of H. 520 that ran in the Rutland Herald and The Burlington Free Press recently. Here's a taste:
In his veto of the bill, Douglas claimed that Entergy was being singled out for unfair special treatment -- when in fact it has been receiving special treatment. Entergy may be the only entity in Vermont whose value has increased but whose taxes have declined dramatically.
Months ago, the governor trumpeted his intention to address the crisis of global warming. This May, he said he rarely hears Vermonters talking about climate change and doubts that it's on their minds. I think he's wrong. Through H.520, Vermonters can slow global warming while saving money and creating jobs. If ever a veto deserved an override, it is this one.
And she was born a Cheney. Has had the name her whole life.
In fact, would you believe, she once worked as a journalist in Washington?
More in today's "Inside Track."
For me, it's Chemo Day #7 up on Hospital Hill. Every three weeks. Times flies.