Regardless of party affiliation, we can’t expect much from liberal politicians. This Seven Days Article, Can’t We All Just Get Along? Vermont’s Divisive “Debate” Over F-35s exposes the cowardice of liberal Democrats, Progressives, and the “Independent” Bernie Sanders. While our congressional delegation avoids engaging F35 opponents, Progressives on the Burlington City Council are a divided minority. Factual arguments about health and safety risks, what really creates jobs, and a legacy of belligerence around the globe are not enough to deter career politicians from serving wealthy power brokers.