The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump
What were you thinking? Donald Trump as our president? You're kidding, right? Vermont has withstood the Revolution, a New York invasion and the New Hampshire Land Grants and will assuredly survive the next few years under the Washington axis of evil, a.k.a. the Trump Administration, Congress and Supreme Court.We are a small state with a history of making a large impact. We banned billboards and went to great lengths to protect our natural resources, as well as our natural beauty. We'll be damned if we're going to let a man who dyes his hair, cheats workers and has his products made in China dictate to us how life should be. Life in Vermont is already great. A man who lies as easily as the average Vermonter catches fish is not someone we're going to spend much time listening to. That said, we recognize that we can't ignore him and his actions. Then again, he won't be able to ignore us, either. We're little, but we're loud, and we're not afraid to elect New Yorker, Bernie Sanders, to carry our message nationwide. Mr. Trump may see himself as a western version of Vladimir Putin, but we don't see him as such. He's just a bully used to stiffing banks (Vermonters make their payments), stiffing his subcontractors (we pay them, because we're related to most of them), and treating women poorly (we just know better). Short of seceding from Union (we've already tried that to no avail), you can be sure that we're not just going to sit back and be bullied, stiffed, railroaded, and abused. That's not our style. Vermonters fight back; always have and always will. We love a good fight and those who challenge soon learn that Vermont generally wins. We're tougher than the bully in the White House and he's about to learn that first hand. With the help of almost a score of "guest appearances," our literary duet has now become a chorus. We have assembled a first-rate "posse" of Vermont writers, cartoonists, and politicians to add their intelligence and wit to this momentous task. In addition, the book has quizzes, quotations, escape literature, a Vermont tool box, and more--all the things necessary to flesh out this thump to The Trump.
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"The Full Vermonty throws the book at Trump: The 134-page paperback features 20 collaborators ranging from Weybridge writer Julia Alvarez and Brookfield artist Ed Koren to former Gov. Madeleine Kunin and Vermont Life editor emeritus Tom Slayton."--Kevin O'Connor "VT DIGGER "
"A July article in Newsweek reported that, compared to residents in every other state, Vermonters gave President Donald Trump the lowest approval rating. The former reality-TV star got the thumbs up from just 26 percent of Vermonters. In an act of comic defiance of the unpopular president, author Bill Mares and cartoonist Jeff Danziger teamed up to create The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump. This funny yet thought-provoking book includes contributions from notable Vermonters such as former governor Madeleine Kunin, Vermont Life Magazine editor emeritus Tom Slayton and Seven Days writer Sally Pollak . . . [a] political page-turner."--SevenDays