You Know You're In Trouble...
... when The Onion's got your number.
The Second Vermont Republic and "Vermont Commons", as a movement leadership model, seems to be at an end of any meaningful contribution to the secession discussion or to Vermont seceding but refuses to admit any error or even the obvious.   It's an awful lot like the Bush leadership model.
UPDATE:   And you know that you're really in trouble if you're from Vermont and are invited to appear on The O'Reilly Factor.   Green Mountain Daily has the link to the video of Thomas Naylor's appearance on the show last night here.