Vermont’s new Governor has already broken into the national spotlight several times, which, on balance, bodes well for the future. Why on balance? Because the coverage Shumlin’s getting on the Huffington Post today is fairly brutal. The story is slugged, “Vermont Governor Back From Caribbean, Defends Secrecy,” two dings in one. Could have been worse, of course, had Huff Po gone with something like “Defends Secrecy, Use of Unemployed Dominicans as Human Beach Umbrella.” Still, Shummy placed above the Palin story du jour, so there’s that, for silver lining types.