Darn, I was right after all. Bruce Lisman is not running for Governor. His announcement of non-candidacy is just dripping with unwarranted narcissism.
In response to strong urgings by a broad cross section of Vermonters over the past few months and persistent media inquiries, Bruce Lisman, a native Vermonter, successful business executive, and founding officer of Campaign for Vermont today announced he will not be running for Governor of Vermont in 2014.
Good God. How full of himself is he?
Well, half full of himself, half full of bullshit.
“I love Vermont and believe that she faces serious challenges as seldom before in her history,” said Lisman. “At this time, however, I believe I can best contribute to improving Vermont’s future by publicly and vigorously advocating for a focused, core set of moderate, nonpartisan and common sense government reforms. Indeed, this coalition building effort is the best approach to policy change and consistent with my focus since 2011.”
Shorter Lisman: Vermonters far and wide have begged me to come to their rescue. However, I must sadly decline their urgings to be their Messiah and lead them to salvation. I can best serve the polity by doing whatever the hell I’ve been doing for the last three years.
Among other things, Lisman’s dithering about a possible run may well have completely derailed the Vermont Republican Party. I’ll have more to say about this in an upcoming diary.
What a schmuck.