Dear everyone holding elected office in Vermont, now and in the future,
When you decide to have some sort of event that will involve speeches or remarks or whatever you want to call them, and when you actually want the people at said event, be they media or members of the general public, to be able to hear the speeches or remarks or whatever you want to call them, then, for the love of Mike, don't hold the event outdoors right next to a busy road!
First it was Gov. Shumlin signing the "rivers bill" next to Route 7. The only time the roar of passing trucks died down was during the physical signing part of the ceremony, when nobody was talking. Today it was Rep. Welch holding a press conference on a veterans' initiative outside Awesome Graphics.
So, please, can we not do this in the future?
P.S. - Despite the din of passing cars, a story on the latter event, which showcased a business development program Welch intends to take national, will appear in tomorrow's Rutland Herald.