Dennis Steele was the only 2010 Vermont gubernatorial candidate who spoke out against the Afghan and Iraqi Wars. Democratic Party winner Peter Shumlin never mentioned them as a candidate. This week Shay Totten writes that ticket sale proceeds from the inaugural parties will benefit the National Guard of Vermont Foundation. While a Governor Steele would have ended immediately the Vermont National Guard deployment, Governor-elect Shumlin and his Democratic corporate movers and shakers support the troops while sampling localvore cheeses and wines.
These corporate big guys and gals - some of whom bankrolled the successful campaign - are now lining up to fund the inaugural bash. That their political bribes are legal doesn't make them less of a bribe.