As I said on Twitter, “Holy stinkin’ crap.”
Two months after Brent Burns signed on to manage Republican Scott Milne’s gubernatorial campaign, he is gone.
“I resigned Friday,” Burns confirmed Monday.
The Freeploid’s Nancy Remsen quotes Burns as saying he “wanted to take a step back” after “working in super high stress jobs” for six years straight.
I have to wonder if a negative financial balance had anything to do with the sudden onset of stress fatigue. The Milne campaign’s most recent finance report showed that it had spent more than it had received in donations. Only a loan from Milne himself had kept the lights on and the checks from bouncing.
Both Burns and Milne say they will have no further comment on the departure, which only adds to the irrespsonsible speculation about rats leaving burning ships and such. But Milne insists his campaign won’t miss a beat — probably true, if not in the way he puts it.
As to being able to operate without a designated campaign manager, Milne said in a telephone interview, “We are a flat organization. Everyone has ownership and responsibilities.”
Yeah, “flat” as in roadkill.
Vermont Pundit Emeritus Eric Davis puts it more eloquently than I:
“My sense of the Milne campaign is it is running on fumes right now and depending on free media,” Davis said.
It’s getting to the point where you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.