Friday, May 05, 2006

ROY BLUNT CALLING

The congressman from southwest Missouri was Mr. Telemarketer on Thursday, ringing households across the Ozarks to invite people to a telephonic town hall meeting. At one point in the "meeting" Blunt said he'd like to have several face-to-face gatherings, but the telephone gimmick gave him the chance to "meet" a lot of constituents.

The questions were soft. The answers were generic. The effect was impressive. Blunt doesn't need to campaign, shake hands, kiss babies. He can simply let his fingers do the walking.

3 comments:

John Stone said...

The inconsiderate SOB computer dialer called me right in the middle of dinner .... I hung up realizing that he was just another sleeze telemarketer ...

Anonymous said...

No wonder all circuits were busy on Thurs night. Must have been you and every member of Second Baptist down at the "town hall".

Operator! Give me Jesus on the line!

The Libertarian Guy said...

I don't get those kind of calls... *sob* Guess the Repubs don't like me, either... *waah* I feel so, so, unwanted! *wail*

I met Roy once, years ago, when I was helping Doug Burlison run for Congress. Roy shook my hand, for some reason, and ever since it feels like part of my soul is missing...