Middlebury Political Science Professor Emeritus Eric Davis and Kate O’Connor, former Special Assistant to Howard Dean join VPR’s Jane Lindholm to discuss political spin – on the national level and in the Green Mountain state.
Senate President Peter Shumlin says he’ll decide
his political future in the next few weeks. Shumlin is considering two options: seeking re-election to
the state Senate or running for lieutenant governor.
Former governor Madeleine Kunin says she’ll urge lawmakers
in the upcoming Legislative session to support a four-year term for governor.
Kunin says a longer term is needed because
state government is now dealing with more complicated issues.
But UVM political science professor Frank Bryan says
the plan will insulate governors from voters.