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Wisconsin state Senator Randy Hopper won't answer any questions from constituents at local events:

Several people in a crowd of about 200 displayed anger and dismay Monday night when state Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, said a listening session would not involve answers from him.(…)

“I’m not going to be commenting and we’re not going to take questions,” Hopper said. “I’m here to listen to you today.”

While he isn't answering any questions, Hopper graciously sent a letter to his constituents letting them know they can submit their comments to him through more channels than just these in-person events. For example, they can also submit their comments through a phone sex chat line:

In Hopper's quarterly letter (attached PDF), he lists his office number as 1-888-736-8729. That, in turn, directs callers to 1-800-475-TALK, "the country's favorite live talk," where the conversation with "students, housewives and working girls," presumably is not about Scott Walker's disastrous "budget repair bill."

It's never a good idea to direct your constituents to a phone sex chat line. For a state Senator facing a sex-related scandal—Scott Walker's administration gave Hopper's 26-year old mistress a state job with a 35% raise—it's probably an even worse idea than usual.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 06:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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