Here's himself, King James of Vermont, happily striding into his 11 AM presser this morning on the Fifth Floor in Montpeculiar. One could sense his excitement, looking ahead to the legislative kick-off next week. You can tell he loves what he does for "work."
Reporters, lobbyists, staffers - both his and those of the Democratic Legislative Leadership [the two in the back behind the TV camera] - packed the room. Both the state Democratic Party and the Republican Party had someone there videotaping the show. That's Chuck Storrow, veteran lobbyist with the white hair, a managing partner at Kimbell Sherman Ellis, seated at the press table behind Gov. Scissorhands' elbow.
A first! Next they'll be asking questions, too.
Jim Douglas has been getting elected since 1972 (to a House seat). He served as secretary of state and state treasurer, too. Currently, he has no Democratic opponent in this year's governor's race - it'll be his fourth. Declined to say how much money his campaign has raised thus far, but did acknowledge, with a wide smile, that he's doing pretty good.