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  •  I got just the opposite reaction... (2+ / 0-)
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    Alexander G Rubio, dconrad

    I called the Allen Boyd DC office (the only Florida Blue Dog on the list).

    The intake receptionist couldn't explain Boyd's position. The person working on it wasn't at her desk. I asked if this was viewed as just so unimportant that only one person in the office knew about it.

    "Oh no," said the receptionist, slightly puffed up with indignation. The primary analyst knew all about it. But he was on the phone. I waited.

    His first line of defense was that he didn't know about it and the person that did was in a meeting. So I took him through the "is this so unimportant..." routine.

    Well, obviously you know the congressman's position. No, I said, I don't know why he would do this. That's why I am calling. Is it on the website?

    Well, no.

    Then how does one find out.

    Well, through press releases.

    Has he issued a press release on this?

    Well, no.

    Come to find out, the only one can find out is through constituent meetings. I doubt it, though, because Boyd's district is in north Florida which is very conservative and people would be offended by, "I'm a total ho for the telcom companies."

    Allen Boyd is emblematic of why we may lose this thing. He's not much of a Democrat, but the voters in his district think that's a feature.

    "We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

    by PBCliberal on Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 12:21:07 PM PST

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