links for 2009-08-12

  • "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The idea was pretty simple: Rep. Tom Perriello, a freshman Democrat who won an upset victory over his conservative predecessor last fall, would show up at the local high school auditorium on Tuesday night, take a few questions, and then meet one-on-one with some constituents. In and out in two hours, no problem.

    "The only problem with that plan? No one ran it by the constituents first. By 8:45 p.m., nearly three hours after the town hall meeting started, there were still a couple dozen people lined up at the microphones to say their piece. (Perriello didn't actually wrap up the one-on-one sessions until after 11 p.m., though Salon didn't stick around to see the bitter end.)…"

    I do wish people would stop saying "tea-baggers."

  • Much wisdom here.
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