FRIDAY'S HUM ( 10-27-06 )
He's not a kook. He's no dummy. And he smells good.
Progressive candidate for Lt. Governor Dr.Marvin Malek's credible performance during last evening's VPR statewide debate in Colchester must have incumbent Brian Dubie licking his lips. Granted, Malek is no Pollina, but the smarter he sounds, and the more rational he behaves, the more he will tend to draw votes away from Dem challenger Matt Dunne, who already trails by 10 to 15 points. In the next debate, during the candidate question period, Dubie should ask Malek questions and just let him go, trusting that Malek will answer coherently and passionately, thereby ensuring more votes for himself, indirectly.
Desperately seeking office, Matt Dunne is still hanging on to the lame work ethic thing. Anybody who has driven through Montpelier in July knows that zero work is being done in an 'office'; one would look damn silly, or damn suspicious, propped up in a nearly empty statehouse, pretending, like a Fletcher Allen middle manager, to look busy.
We told you, kid. Stick with the service politics. It's a good idea.
By the way, Dr. Malek has said he will continue to practice medicine if elected.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE - Essential collection
Couldn't wait at the Essex Junction Five Corners Light yesterday. I was too busy. So I strapped on a set of rescue lights to the top of car and sailed through unimpeded. It was great!