Rides! Games! Prizes!
Ward One- Bushor Forever.
Let's get started with an easy "one." Sharon Bushor is a tireless public servant with a good heart. She isn't as efficient as Ian Carlton when it comes to running meetings, but then again- Ian's leaving his seat after just a few years while Sharon's been on the city council since 1945!
Ward One Special Election- Ed's Got Cred.
Dick Bove was born in Burlington somewhere around seventy years ago. Megan Munson-Warnken arrived here from the west coast in 2004. That has to be the largest spread in Burlington residency among competing city council candidates ever. Although Megan is a fine person, she simply hasn't lived in this city long enough to win my endorsement. Her residency as well as her business, an old north end cafe, are unproven Burlington commodities. Dick Bove is a great guy too, but his experience is not as representative of Ward One voters as that of Ed Adrian. Ed's a lawyer who went to UVM and VT Law School. He's got young kids and he works hard. Last year he came damn near to ending Sharon Bushor's 62 year run on the council in a nail-biter that came down to the wire. This year he's decided to take another crack at it in Ward One. Ed's got "cred." He deserves to win.
Ward Two- The Surprise
While one could make the argument Jane is "technically" more qualified, she's been on the council forever and sheltered by academia even longer than that. Plus despite his mug shot, Rogers is no slouch. Ward Two voters are about to telegraph a serious wake-up call to the Progressives. Bob Kiss will listen.Ward Three- Ashe to win Again
Loyal thought he might be able to "destroy the Progressives" as a Republican, but Kurt Wright put a "Quick-Stop" to that plan. Sorry Loyal, you know I consider you a friend, but the truth is the city will be better served if Tim stays put in my old seat.
Ward Four- The Wright Stuff
Poopsie and I each know Kurt, independently. She used to work at Kerry's and I think I probably met him first as a guest on the channel 15 show he used to do with Matt Gardy called "Common Sense." Kurt's a hard-core New NorthEnder and pretty darned representative of his ward. He will walk to victory over Jim Holway, whom I've never heard of before.
Ward Five- Not Even Close I don't know who Basil is, but his website indicates he's a single-issue candidate. Rene seems like a nice guy, but he needs to refine his understanding of what's practical, realistic and relevant for a city councilor. Joan Shannon is a proven community organizer who knows how to "make the trains run on time" as it were. She will crush her opponents.
Ward 6-Montroll to Roll with about Sixty Percent.
"Together, our two current city councilors have 25 years of longevity. Continuing to vote these people into office while simultaneously complaining about the financial fiasco we’re facing is what Einstein defined as insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."-Tom Licata
Tom- you just called the people you want to represent 'insane.' You lost right there.
Ward Seven- Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Words and Music by Billy Joel
Bobby's driving through the city tonight
Through the lights in a hot new rent-a-car
He joins the lovers in his heavy machine
It's a scene down on Sunset Boulevard
Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Say Goodbye to my baby...
Wow, Haik, nice piece.