You can’t turn on your TV set in Vermont these days without seeing the ever present Rich Tarrant ads constantly in your face. Although I’m not a Bernie Sanders supporter, I’ve got to give him credit for not interrupting my daily dose of the “King of Queens”. I realize that all this goes along with the territory of running for government but don’t some people (like Tarrant) know when enough is enough?
First it was his unwelcome telemarketing campaign which prompted me to call his headquarters and mention that I was on the “no-call” list. To which is was told by his people in a somewhat stuffy manner, “we’re exempt from that”. Well, Richy you may be exempt but you just lost my vote! They seemed amazed that they had just lost my vote “because of a few phone calls”. Well, Mr. Money Bags, you may get away with interrupting my TV viewing but intruding upon my dinner is unforgivable.
I really get a kick out of the Tarrant signs. They’re everywhere, like dandelions in a field where manure has just been spread. What really takes the cake are the BIG signs. I guess those are for the vision impaired. Anyway, for those of us who can see clearly, it’s just another symbol of what big money can buy. Has it really come down to “he who has the most money and gets his face seen, wins”? Fred Tuttle is sorely missed these days. Mark Shepard is also shouting “hey, look at me” but he’s being pushed aside in favor of those with bigger pockets and thus bigger visibility.
As for Louie the Cowman…we know where he is and I’d vote for him before I’d waste my time on Rich Tarrant.
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