When I stand next to “major” candidates, who have multi-hundred dollar suits, and the advantage of a team paid for by money in politics, I certainly am wanting.
Please look at matters in this perspective. A good portion of my use to the state as a public servant is to bring out the best in others. Bringing out the best means allowing them in many cases to outshine me. I don’t want people to compare themselves to me and come up short, I don’t want them to feel uglier, stupider, meaner, or less equal in any way. I want to encourage every one to have benefit of the courage and the common sense policy that I offer, and educate as many as possible about the very real and excellent solutions for our economic woes. All possible when we are not under the thumb of corporate politicians.
You certainly don’t have to worry about any sex scandals when I am in office! You will have the benefit of a governor raising the bar for everyone, who laser focuses everyone’s mind on the business at hand (More of Vermont owned by Vermont, more money in the economy for working people, less imprisonment, cleaner water, cleaner air and less utility bills, more respect for the Constitution by the Government, fewer laws and more integrity).
Can Vermont give me a Vermont Makeover, so that I truly look appropriately official? Well, if you could elect me, that would be possible. Until I am in the debates and my platform is featured fairly and squarely alongside corporate politicians, the product of my policies will be hidden in the back room and you will not even have the benefit of comparison. If my name does not appear in the Castelton polls, and debate hosts block me at the door (as they have for 2 cycles), then you cannot know what the V-8 that you could had. Yes you could have had a V8, simply by making certain that I get to be in these elections fairly and squarely as an organic politician (greed-free). I call that a victory on eight fronts.
I will accept fashion help from any Vermont-based company, with Vermont-made outfits, makeup and all that Vermonters wish to help me with. It’s a contest, can Vermonters make me look Vermont enough to be official? I’m not laying bets. Meantime, I love being down to Earth and being a true Vermont genie weirdo. Fun genie weirdness has a power of its own. I’ll take the power of good crazy, and leave regular politicians the power of bad crazy, which presents itself as slick. I may not look slick, but like all organic products, I am healthier for Vermont. See you on the road, I am out there, having fun and promoting reform for the good of all.
Emily Peyton, gubernatorial candidate