by Peter Freyne
Bernie was heading off during the congressional recess to take an up-close-and-personal look at where our chocolate actually comes from.
Not a sweet story.
I asked Ol' Bernardo if he will get involved in the 2008 Vermont gubernatorial race which now has Progressive Anthony Pollina's hat in the ring and still - still - no Democratic Party candidate [though several insist they are considering thinking about considering thinking about running].
Replied Sen. Sanders:
"At a certain point I sure will. I’ve known Anthony for many years. He worked for me when I first came into the House. Anthony is obviously a very bright guy, very articulate, and very knowledgeable about a whole lot of issues and I’d think he would be a good candidate."
And Sanders agreed that were a Democrat to jump in as well, making for a three-way race, Incumbent Republican Jim Douglas would have a smooth sail to victory lap #4.
"If you had a Democratic candidate and a Progressive candidate like Anthony, obviously that would be counterproductive."
Even to Democrat Party State Chair Ian Carleton?