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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Bad-Hair-Day Approaching?

Gibbz_hairday On the left, a Vermont legend - Art Gibb.

Art served in the Vermont House and Senate in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, a Republican who cared deeply about Vermont's environmental beauty and integrity and is one of the main reasons Vermont's roadways are not littered with billboard advertising like the other 49 states.

Thank you, Art.

He's also a key reason for Vermont's Act 250, the landmark environmental law that's held back commercial, anything-for-a-buck, development. Art Gibb was 97 when he passed away in 2005. More here.

On the right - the backside, or rather the ponytail of the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, David Zuckerman (P-Burlington). We think it's the longest under the Golden Dome - male or female - not that size matters.

Wavy Davy's Ponytail made the blog because it isn't going to be around much longer. Tuesday afternoon it's going bye-bye. In fact, said Zuckerman, enough $$$ pledges come in and he's SHAVING IT ALL OFF!

To all State House colleagues, legislators, staff, lobbyists, guests:

Some of you may remember that a few years ago I cut some of my hair as a fundraiser for kids with hair loss diseases (locks-of-love). Your generosity helped provide over $3,500 to go along with my wife's and my ponytail “locks”.

This year, on February 12 at 3:30 in Room 10, I will have my hair cut, lopped, buzzed, or even shaved as another fundraiser. Rep. Denise Barnard has been kind enough to agree to do the job. This time I will again be sending my hair out of state, but the money raised will be used for youth services organizations within Vermont. The four groups are Spectrum Youth and Family Services in Burlington, Youth Services in Brattleboro, Northeast Kingdom Youth Services in St. Johnsbury, and 206 Depot in Bennington. The money raised will be divided equally...

Zuckerman says his longest measured hair strand was 35-inches long.

Just won't be the same without it...


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Does this indicate Zuck's getting ready for a statewide race?


How many Vermonters have hair as vibrant and full as Mr. Zuckerman's hair? And in the dead of winter, too! His hair is a testament to the value of a healthy lifestyle. While some have suggested an ulterior motive (such as running for higher office), this act of donating his hair to help others and collecting pledges to be distributed to youth services organizations reveals his kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. We could all take a page from this book.


I'd love to send David a donation -- anyone know how or where?

Last time he grew a power pony in no time flat ... all that family love, digging in the dirt, contra dancing, and good work on our behalf under the golden dome pays off. Wish we had a dozen more just like him.

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