Two brothers in their early 40s stop by— Vermonters they are.
One of the brothers sugars, “Just for fun.” He makes 10 gallons. Gives it away. We talk sugarin’ a bit. No much to talk about because who hasn’t already talked enough about sugarin’? The other brother didn’t say what he does for fun. I hope whatever it is he likes it. I hope the Vermonter brothers succeed; they hope I succeed.
Been listening to a good amount of radio during my 90-minute drives back and forth to the magnificent Addison County Fair and Field Days. Been listening to Republicans, Democrats, Progressives, Libertarians, and Tea Partiers. Been listening to senators, and a congressman, plus former and present presidents, and house speakers.
I hope they all succeed; they all hope I succeed. But, not if it means I succeed directly on account of something their colleague has done to help me succeed. And that’s the problem. Period.
Vote Rusty DeWees for U.S. Senate in 2016!
Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.