Saturday, March 14, 2009

On Legislative Town Halls

I had been considering going to Tina Kotek and Margaret Carter's Town Hall this morning to tell them how disappointed I am that they don't reply to emails from their constituents. Then I got to thinking... they'll use an excuse around failed technology, or accidental deleting, or spam, so why bother.

Truth is I've sent Margaret Carter at least 13 emails over the course of the last 5 years, and she's NEVER replied to 1. This is my state senator! I gave up on her some time back. Tina Kotek used to get back to me, but has since given up on doing so. Why? Because she can. This is my state representative!

They'll say anything to get your vote, but when the rubber hits the road after they've gotten elected, their computers have problems.


Anonymous said...

Have you considered that they might not be getting back to you because you are a huge pain in the a**?

David McDonald said...

I have considered that they don't want to deal with difficult issues, if that's what you mean. I've also considered that "anonymous" comments come from chicken sh**s.