The following “open letter” to former VT Journalism Trust (non-profit owner of VT Digger) chair Bill Schubart was written this weekend by Sen. Russ Ingalls (R-Essex/Orleans), after VT Digger Friday published Schubart’s most recent op-ed, “The Sad Remnants of Vermont’s Republican Leadership.”
“I’m glad for you that Digger was able to get you published. Fiction writers are in abundance today and when you don’t have any of your own material, it’s always nice to have an affinity space where old political hacks can gather.”
– Sen. Russ Ingalls to op-ed author Bill Schubart
by Russ Ingalls
It’s great to see you are back to writing fiction. The Republican Party is alive and well, much to your chagrin.
I think it’s an odd writing style, but purposely written – how you compliment old Republicans that you admired, but then make broad opinions and assumptions to tear them down. To be so wise must be a gift passed down through generations of liberalism told by elders around the table at Starbucks.
You lost me thoroughly when you sang the praises of Ms. [former Gov. Madeline] Kunin. You’d have better luck finding Bigfoot than to finding someone who would admit they actually voted for her.
About the same odds of finding someone who voted for Biden. You must be very proud of him, aren’t you? Did you and Hunter exchange laptop files as you were growing up as kids? It seems like you were intimate with everyone else in world politics in your younger years, so I just assumed that you made your way to the Maryland shore while Rome burned.
And the way you threw in how racist Republicans are, and how much they love Trump. Just a master of creative writing you are!
I’m glad for you that Digger was able to get you published. Fiction writers are in abundance today and when you don’t have any of your own material, it’s always nice to have an affinity space where old political hacks can gather.
Don’t forget to mail in your ballot next November. And those of your friends that have passed. It’s legal in liberal land for the dead to vote. The live ones can vote twice.
The author represents Essex and Orleans counties in the Vermont Senate.