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  •  Hey Shiz, this isn't an inflammatory diary. (2+ / 0-)
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    conchita, Cassandra77

    Cassandra was only sharing her personal experience. I think it's rude to hang up on people, and it's very likely that Senator Kerry would be displeased to hear that one of his staff members did this.
     By contrast, we've been calling Ted Kennedy's office and we are treated as what we are, allies in this cause.
      Being a U.S. Senator is different than holding State-wide Office. It's a unique role because they each represent a constituency, but they're also legislating for the entire Nation.
       
      There's an argument to be made both ways on this one. On the one hand, each Senator surely has the Right to make policy for his/her own Office. On the other hand, Kerry really IS a National figure, someone who seeks out National forums, including DKos, and someone to whom we lent a hand when he needed us.
       Also, re-election is not a problem for him anymore, much like with Teddy.
       But, no matter what Office policy is, all callers, and particularly allies deserve   to be treated with courtesy. We do after all, pay these folks' salaries.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 11:05:43 AM PDT

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    •  I disagree, el. (1+ / 0-)
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      elwior

      Cassandra originally had some very pointed names for the woman on the phone from Kerry's office.

      I definitely agree that she should have been treated with courtesy, but after hearing about Cassandra's original tirade, I wonder how friendly she truly was. I also note that several other commenters have complained about problems with John Kerry's staff, of a similar nature.

      See above, my response to conchita.

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