Yep, you read that headline correctly: memorable former Red Sox and Expos pitcher Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee is entering the world of politics.
Lee is running for governor in Vermont on the Liberty Union ticket. I know little to nothing about Vermont or the Liberty Union ticket, so let’s keep it neutral and keep on moving.
“I actually didn't want it,” Lee told Vermont Public Radio, “but after reading Plato's The Republic again, and there's young Plato sitting at the knee of Socrates, it basically explains in the art of governing that it's my responsibility to do this because we need change. And I'm the answer, because I'm neither a Republican or a Democrat.”
That’s a good reason.
In this interview, Lee also says cleaner water is part of his platform, which is a nice thing to be able to worry about when you live in Vermont.