The Republican National Convention starts next week in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Vermont’s top Republican office-holder will be in attendance: Governor Jim Douglas. He joins host Bob Kinzel on Vermont Edition to talk about John McCain’s choice for vice president, the prospects for Republican candidates in the November election, and the key issues facing the Vermont economy. (Listen)
Also in the program, VPR’s Ross Sneyd analyzes how Vermont Democrats participated in their party’s convention this week in Denver. (Listen)
And we listen back to some of the voices in this week’s news. (Listen)
Robert in White River Junction:
"Governor, why can’t an ordinary citizen go to the Republican Convention in place of you so you can stay in your office doing the things we are paying you to do? It sounds like a lot of ego to me. Thank you."