by Peter Freyne
Over on the Freeps Blog, Terri Hallenbeck has credited yours truly for the Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie FAA scoop in today's edition of “Inside Track” in Seven Days.
And she kindly pointed out we’d gotten the job he’s in the running for wrong. It’s FAA Administrator not FAA Chief Operating Officer. The top post, not #2.
What I didn't have room to squeeze into the "Track" column was the fact that should Doobie-Doo get picked by President George "WMD" Bush for the top FAA post [the deadline is September 13], the Lite-Gov job would remain vacant. The Vermont Senate's president pro tem would fill in as the presiding officer.
That's what happened when Gov. Richard Snelling died in office in 1991 and Lt. Gov. Howard Dean M.D. moved up.
P.S. Fantasy Land.
George Bush actually taps Brian Dubie for the #1 FAA Administrator job.
Here at home, Vermont Democrats and Vermont Progressives actually "cut a deal," and "forge an historic compromise."
Vermont Progs back former Democratic State Sen. Matt Dunne for Governor, the up-and-comer who was closing against Incumbent Dubie in the 2006 Lite-Gov race.
Vermont Democrats get behind Progressive Anthony Pollina for Lieutenant Governor.
The Vermont "Left" actually unites at the state-politics level the way they do for former Independent Congressman, now Independent Senator, Bernie Sanders at the federal level.
Maybe, Ol' Bernardo could break the ice, eh?