The Scoreboard: This Week's Winners and Losers
Here's our list of the week's winners and losers in Vermont news and politics:
Crepe Debate — First, a disclosure: I love me a good crepe. Also, I love getting paid! All that aside, the debate that erupted this week in social media, the blogosphere and even in the good ol' lamestream media about Skinny Pancake's exemption from Burlington's living wage ordinance has been fascinating to behold. First reported by the Burlington Free Press, #crepegate found a new home in the comments section of Green Mountain Daily, where Democratic State Auditor-elect Doug Hoffer and Skinny Pancake founder Benjamin Adler engaged in a spirited and edifying (and edible?) exchange. Good on 'em for hashing it out in public.
Ex-Candidates — Turns out losing ain't that bad. This week, defeated lieutenant governor candidate Cassandra Gekas got a gig at the Department of Vermont Health Access, while defeated state auditor candidate Vince Illuzzi seems headed for a lobbying job at the Vermont State Employees Association. Lesson: Next time you need a new job, run for statewide office.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters — Near the end of a tough year for the Waterbury java giant, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters announced impressive third quarter earnings Tuesday, prompting a serious surge in the company's stock price. Analysts cited strong growth in its K-Cup packet and brewer sales. We'll drink to that.
Losers after the break...