October 28, 2018

IT'S JUST POLITICS:

Duet Performed By Rival Vermont Candidates Hits Home (Lisa Rathke, October 27, 2018, AP)

Montpelier -- In an era of mud-slinging and namecalling in national politics, a duet performed by rival candidates for the Vermont Legislature is resonating with voters far beyond a village library where they performed.

Lucy Rogers, a Democrat running for the Vermont House in rural Lamoille County, came up with the idea to perform with her Republican competitor, Zac Mayo, after a recent debate "as a nice way to end on a positive note." The 23-year-old cellist had learned through talking with Mayo during the primary election he was also a musician. She emailed him two weeks before the Oct. 10 forum and he agreed. They practiced for about two hours and then sang and played the song Society by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder for the debategoers at a local library.

"Society, have mercy on me, I hope you're not angry if I disagree. Society, crazy and deep, I hope you're not lonely without me," they crooned.

It would be tremendously useful for W and the UR to go on a national talking tour about what beliefs they share as Americans and what their experiences as president taught them about our system and our people.

Posted by at October 28, 2018 8:22 AM

  

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