Takeaways from today’s gubernatorial debate on women’s issues, viewable here…
1. Bill Lee has nothing to contribute to this campaign.
2. Phil Scott offers empathy, but no ideas or policies on women’s issues.
3. Sue Minter’s getting good at this.
And finally, and most importantly,
4. This debate shows why we need more women in political office.
Let’s take ‘em in order.
Firstly, Bill Lee is a joke of a candidate, even by the oddball standards of Vermont small-party politics. He arrived late, delaying the start of the debate by about 15 minutes. He’d done nothing to prepare. He had little to say on the issues. His answers meandered all over the place. At one point, he appeared to utterly forget the question and just rambled on until his time was up. And here are a few examples of the Spaceman’s forthcoming entry in Bartlett’s: