December 16th, 2011

Wright: I Will Still Boldly Sell Burlington Electric, Unless You’d Prefer Timidity

by Philip Baruth

Having received both the Republican nomination for mayor of Burlington and a powerful backlash to his proposal to sell the highly successful Burlington Electric Department, Kurt Wright is now hurriedly Romnifying. From the Freeps:

“Wright said a vote for him in March would not guarantee the municipally owned utility would be sold, but it would be considered seriously as a ‘bold’ strategy that would ultimately require voter ap­proval.”

In short, voters, please consider my proposal attractively bold, but not so bold as to suggest that I might actually push it through, or at least not without asking pretty please.

Which is a pretty bold sort of proposal to make, VDB supposes, in a certain sense at least.