I chose the title, not because I'm an exclusive snob, but because, if you don't live in Vermont, you probably don't have a clue who "Martha Rainville" is. And despite what she is telling us about the earth shattering impact she will have on "The Way Congress Does Business" when she arrives in Washington...trust me...you never will hear of her, either.
In case you are curious, she is the Republican Candidate for Vermont's lone U.S. House seat, and she is positioning herself as a courageous moderate in the Jim Jeffords tradition who will bring the Republican party back to it's common-sense-center self.
And yet, these self-same Republican Radicals that she is working so hard to distance herself from are pouring money into this campaign.
Blogger Phillip Baruth (Thanks, Kate, for bringing him to my attention) thinks he might have a piece of the answer.... I strongly urge you to read his recent posts on Martha...Particularly the one about her early days at a Southern, Christian Military Academy. Whoopee!
Find it at: http://vermontdailybriefing.com/?p=449