Oh, look what you’ve gone and done, Vermont Democratic Party! You’ve bruised the delicate fee-fees of Tayt Brooks, International Man of Mystery, triggering a bad outbreak of Bunched Knicker Syndrome.
See, yesterday the VT Dems accused Vermonters First, the Lenore Broughton vanity project spearheaded by I.M.O.M., of violating campaign law by omitting one candidate’s name from their official list of candidates to be targeted by its latest mailer. It’s a technical violation, but a violation nonetheless, and playing “Gotcha” with the other side is part of the game.
Hey, Angry Jack Lindley and Wendy Wilton play “Gotcha” all the time – -and they don’t even have evidence of violations, just a bunch of “questions.”
Still, the Tayter didn’t take kindly to the Dems’ complaint. He was so upset that he actually sent a dispatch from his secret mountaintop lair. (Possibly by carrier pigeon.) A rare event for a guy who’s basically cut himself off from any unwanted communication, especially from journalists. And who, we believe, has adopted a clever disguise depicted in the Artist’s Rendering at right.
Mind you, he didn’t actually talk to any reporters. He issued a “statement,” reported by the Freeploid:
It is telling about the Democratic Supermajority that they spend so much time poring over filings and complaining about their opponents and no time defending their tax and spend record.
Well, actually, Tayt, the “Democratic Supermajority” (do they get to wear a cape?) is capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. Or in this case, keeping a sharp eye on your shenanigans while also defending their record. Whereas you seem to have trouble preparing a mailer and keeping track of who’s mentioned in it. But here’s the kicker:
Vermonters First will not be bullied and distracted by the power of one party rule.
Oooooh, poor ol’ Tayt feels bullied. Probably suffering flashbacks to middle school days. The Dems not only filed a complaint, they also gave him a wedgie! Possibly even a wet willie!
Bad Democrats! Bad, bad, bad!
Hey, Tayt, here’s an idea. The Dems will stop “bullying” you by pointing out your missteps when YOU stop trying to bully the entire state through the sheer power of Lenore Broughton’s checkbook.