"At this stage, I think we're getting accustomed to the arrogance of Congressman Perriello. He didn't even acknowledge the hand-written, hand-delivered invitation I gave him in August to attend our Constitution Day celebration," Hale said. "He missed an outstanding opportunity to be properly educated about the Constit ution, which he swore an oath to uphold and protect. It was also an opportunity for Perriello to hear shared opinions on topics including health care, evidenced by the numerous attendee signs showing opposition to the national health care plan. It's getting clear to us that he is unwilling to meet with ordinary citizens who might tell him something different than typical Beltway babble."
Why didn't Tommy Boy show up? After all, Congress had its last vote on the 17th at 2:16 PM. Lynchburg isn't more than four hours away from DC, giving him plenty of time to get there in time for most of the event.
Why Tom, why?
As Hale says, Tom is showing a clear unwillingness to meet with ordinary citizens. Does he feel like doing twenty-one town halls, more than any other member of Congress, with many of them lasting for more than four hours is enough? No Tom, it's not enough. We the people demand more.