The most irritable people in Vermont politics these days — and it’s not even close — are the hard-core Phil Scott supporters. They’ve even managed to out-outrage the anti-renewable crowd, which is really, really hard to do.
I’ve got a few Phil-o-philes in my Twittersphere, and boy do they get angry when I suggest that Phil Scott is anything less than the exemplar of the Perfect Politician. Here’s an all-too-typical sample.
@theVPO1 @PhilScott4VT you’re not mean-spirited, just incredibly stupid. You’re blinded by bias, and regularly ignore logic. #headass
— Andrick Deppmeyer (@DrickDepp) June 10, 2016
So let me try to explain how I see the guy.
I don’t hate Phil Scott. I think he’s a genuinely nice guy who’s managed to balance running a business and performing public service. An admirable person in many ways.
What i have no patience for is the Phil Scott hagiography that’s running rampant.