Where there are flags and crowds this weekend, you will find candidates and political surrogates.
The Jim Douglas campaign boasts that no other campaign will work harder over the Independence Day weekend to be seen.
"Throughout his career in public service, Governor Douglas has worked tirelessly for the people of Vermont and Vermonters appreciate his hands-on style of leadership in their communities. This campaign will be no different," states a news release about this weekend's activities.
Democrats promise to be highly visible too. In addition to the parade scene, party members plan more then 30 voter registration drives across the state.
Liz Saxe, the party's communications director, "We're going to actually do something productive and encourage people to vote. There is nothing more patriotic than voting."
Happy Independence Day to all you in blogger land. Seems like a good opportunity to celebrate all the grand documents that paved the way for this very discourse.
-- Nancy Remsen