Best press release from Gov. Douglas ever

Spokesman Jason Gibbs is used to dishing out the news about his boss, Gov. James Douglas.

Late Monday afternoon, Douglas, via Dennise Casey, his acting press secretary, dished out the news about Gibbs: He’s a daddy.

Gibbs and his wife, Amy, are celebrating the birth of Addison Mae. She arrived at 1:25 p.m. Monday and weighed six pounds and two ounces and was 18.5 inches long. This is their first child.

"Gibbs, ‘spinning’ with joy, said, ‘We are so thankful that Governor Douglas’ Affordability Agenda has given Amy and me the opportunity to live, work and now raise a family in the state we love!" the tongue-in-cheek press release read.

Douglas, in the press release, joked about the child’s name and its similarity to one of the state’s counties.

"I look forward to the next 13 ending with Windsor," Douglas said.

Gibbs is expected to be out for several weeks on paternity leave. We here at the Vermont View wish the new family well!

-Dan Barlow

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