According to local sources, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to drop into town to tour the area and visit the old Union Depot.
Pelosi, McCollum, Oberstar and Ellison did not "tour the area" but stayed locked inside the depot protected by police, highway patrol and security guards well away from those of us "hard core" activists who arrived to voice our opposition to their socialistic national policies.
I tried to attend and was told, "Invitation only" and was turned away at the door. It was clearly an election year photo op and press opportunity for Pelosi's favorite Minnesota liberals. It was absolutely not a public event.
Pelosi was sped away with a state highway patrol escort out of the tunnel underneath the depot.
As usual, and in predictable Betty McCollum fashion, she was not available to the public, or to address the concerns of us gathered outside. She refuses to debate Teresa Collett or any past opponent running against her and survives as a candidate by wearing the "D" after her name.
What is Betty afraid of? As the 4th Congressional District candidate, Teresa Collett once said, "Come out and play Betty." This is what the people want, to see and hear the candidates so they can have the ability to judge and decide for themselves.
Betty is afraid to debate. Why? Because she is not very good at it. Take 2008. Ed Matthews put her to shame at a League of Women Voters forum. This should have gone well for Betty but it didn't. However "non-partisan" they try to be, they generally come up short in their attempt. So does Betty as a debater.
So it's obvious why Betty does not debate. But in the end it's we the people, the voters, who come up getting short changed with her lack of participation in public debate.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 1:29 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
This is a must see. Dennis Prager describes what has gone wrong in America and how important this fall's election is.
To see what Dennis means when he says The American Trinity", go to http://www.prageru.com/ and click on "The American Trinity" for a 5 minute video explanation by Dennis.
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 2:17 PM