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Given that the Congresswoman from the 6th District refuses to take part in events within the district which are open to the public, it is time we began using the only constituent service tool available to get access to our representative. Bachmann has, for better or worse, given us that opportunity by allowing people to sign up for one of her infamous Tele-Town Hall Meetings. I will have to give her credit, though, because the newly designed site is very well put together even if it is purely a self promotion tool coming online in the middle of an election season.



So, I challenge every progressive/liberal/democrat living in the 6th District to sign up for one of these meetings. Make sure, after signing up, that you have a laundry list of questions that you can ask of our absentee representative. Finally, stop by Liberal in the Land of Conservative or Dump Bachmann and let us know if you were able to participate in one of these meetings. Let us know if any questions, aside from the softball variety, were able to make it past the extensive filters built into this technology. I already signed up and am patiently awaiting my call...
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9 responses to "If She Refuses To Come To Us, We Must Go To Her..."

  1. eric zaetsch On July 11, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Is that tele-townhall thing a gimmick from Coleman's landlord, Jeff Olson, or is some other telemarketer the one who dreamed it up? If you know.

    If any reader knows.

     
  2. Ollie Ox On July 11, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Under the House's franking rules for election time (since mid-June in Minnesota because of our primary) you either have to be on her list or sign up for it to be contacted for the teletown forums. Just as with regular mail, she can only send 499 unsolicited phone calls for a teletown hall, just those (like Walz) who have real world meetings can only call or send 499 unsolicited invites.

    However, if constituents have signed up for contact, representatives have more leeway. I posted about this a couple of weeks ago.

    These rules where set up after congressmen blatantly used franking for campaign pieces.

     
  3. Gary Gross On July 13, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Eric A, You must not be looking very hard for Michele. She was in the Waite Park Parade, the Sauk Rapids Parade & the St. Cloud Parade. I'm not sure but I think she might've been in the Sartell Parade, too.

    Is this proof that you don't see what you're intent on not seeing?

    Keep your head buried in the sand all you want but your little post is nothing but a cute gimmick.

     
  4. Anonymous On July 13, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Hey Gary Gross--How many questions does Michele take from constituents when she's pracing around in parades with her swishy hubby?

     
  5. Gary Gross On July 13, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    How many questions does Michele take from constituents when she's pracing around in parades with her swishy hubby?

    Probably not that many but I'm equally confident that she'd give you contact information that would get you your answers.

    BTW, politeness matters.

     
  6. Gary Gross On July 13, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    PS- You can leave comments on Michele's blog. Why doesn't El accept comments? What's he hiding?

     
  7. Sara On July 13, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Gary, your first comments were kind of rude too.

     
  8. Gary Gross On July 14, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    Just calling them as I see them. If Eric's gonna keep asking where Rep. Bachmann is when she's appeared in all these parades, then I'll question how serious he is in finding her.

    If that's truly his mission, then he needs to get out more. If that isn't his mission, then that needs questioning.

     
  9. ac On July 14, 2008 at 6:24 AM

    Gary Gross

    Michelle was not in the Waite Park parade. There were pictures of Michelle's face on a stick, these were stuck in hay bales. It was hilarious and made me want to cheer. Michelle on a stick, what a marketing concept.