BURLINGTON- The third annual Vermont Daily Briefing/Green Mountain Daily Hamburger Summit was a huge success yesterday. This was probably the biggest yet. Bloggers, politicians, activists, cartoonists, musicians, and even radio hosts descended on North Beach for a fun time of food, stories, jokes, and awesome comradierie. It didn't matter what political stripes you wore. Everybody was friends with everyone else. The highlight was seeing gubernatorial candidates Anthony Pollina and Gaye Symington shake hands and share a laugh. It was that friendly.
Last year, Gorty Baldwin and I attended. This year it was Gorty and I, Steve West, Lee Sanderson, Frederic Noyes, and Harold (a really nice "Live & Local" listener).Here are some snapshots from yesterday's summit. Be sure to be there next year. It really is a fun time for all, regardless of political persuasion. We're all on the same page!
Lee Sanderson (the guy in the pink shirt), Steve West, and Gaye Symington chat it up.
Sir Philip Baruth with A-list blogger, Steve Benen of Essex.
I FINALLY meet Green Mountain Daily's "Linda in the Northeast Kingdom!"
Jack McCullough and Philip Baruth swap words of wisdom.
JD Ryan gets his picture taken with Gene Simmons of KISS. Oh, sorry. It's just Anthony Pollina. Sorry to dissapoint folks!
Gorty Baldwin hams it up with Democracy for America activists.
Nate Freeman (aka "mydog") gets wdh3 and JD Ryan to sign his petition... for Lt. Governor. Expect an announcement soon.
Don't friggin' mess with the Brattleboro Posse! (L to R, Steve West, Lee Sanderson, Frederic "Floyd" Noyes, Gorty "G-Love" Baldwin
Frankin County Democratic Party chair NanuqFC, wdh3, JD Ryan, Julie Waters, Haik Bedrosian, Steve Benen
NanuqFC, Caoimhin Laochdha, wdh3, and Linda in the Northeast Kingdom
Rep. Mark Larson (D-Burlington)
House Majority Whip Floyd Nease (D-Johnson) makes his appearance
Haik Bedrosian's beautiful family. Haik was elected to the Burlington City Council at age 22 in the mid-90s.
Chris & Lise.... no excuses next year!!! LOL!