by Peter Freyne
Up-and-coming political author David Sirota blew through Burlap this week, kicking off his two-month national book tour. Got surprisingly little attention from the local media.
In fact, the only press to catch his appearance with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders at Borders Bookstore on Church Street the other night were a few 7Days types and a writer from the Washington, D.C. bureau of Le Monde, the big paper in Paris...France [right]. She interviewed him before his appearance upstairs before a standing-room crowd of 50.
David Sirota, former press secretary to Congressman Bernie Sanders. David started with Ol' Bernardo back in 1999. Just a youngster in his early twenties. Was with him for a few years.
Now at 32, David's one of the new stars of the rising generation in American politics. His new book, The Uprising, [catchy title, eh?] includes a big chapter involving Bernie of Vermont.
Still, no local press covered his visit. No Freeps, no VPR, no WGOP, er, WCAX?
Sirota's Uprising was, however, newsworthy for The Colbert Report on Thursday evening....here.