The best part of Election Day is when it’s over. No more of those tiresome ads on TV and even more annoying signs plastered just about everywhere. The Shelburne Road intersection was particularly bad this year with a massive amount of illegally placed signs, distractingly plastered everywhere. Why didn’t the State of Vermont Highway Dept. confiscate all those signs? They did take the Shelburne “Leaf People” hostage along with some real estate signs, etc. in the village but better hunting would have been in front of the plazas on Shelburne Road. On the day before and during the election, there were human signs adding to the distraction and eye pollution. I was at a meeting and one person mentioned that he got distracted for a moment and veered dangerously towards the crowd of waving, smiling “sign people”. He said they really scrambled when they thought they were going to get hit.
It would be really funny to see the State of Vermont kidnap “sign people” instead of “leaf people”. Would they still be smiling and waving as they were piled ito the back of a dump truck?
Congratulations to Jim Douglas and thank God he was re-elected. I’ve met the other two candidates and they seem to be nice people but in times like this, Vermont really needs someone a bit conservative to keep an eye on spending and important issues such as jobs and the economy. There are those who have been slamming Jim Douglas for some time about the loss of jobs in Vermont, many of which have gone overseas. If I remember correctly, wasn’t it Bill Clinton who signed that wonderful Free Trade Agreement that allowed our jobs to leave the country? I don’t think Jim could have stopped him but maybe Monica Lewinsky could have.
Congratulations to Scott Wheeler, of Orleans County too for keeping his seat in the Vermont House. We need native born Vermonters with good common sense working for the State of Vermont.
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