Last Monday (more than one week ago), Lou Correa voted against the State Senate resolution urging the Congress and President Bush not to escalate the U.S. involvement in Iraq. [SanFrancisco Chronicle]
At first, I was just expecting CorreaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office to release some cowardly explanation of why Correa was the only dissenting Democratic Senator. Last week when I called CorreaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Sacramento office I was told that I was the first call regarding the vote, and that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d work on getting the senatorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s explanation. No promises.
I was curious why more people against a troop surge hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t called Correa to seek explanation, so I posted a little something here on TheLiberalOC.com. When I called back, a staffer told me that they were working on a response, and she promised its delivery on Friday of last week.Now itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been eight days since Correa made that lousy vote, and when I called his Sacramento office to see if they were any closer to releasing a press statement, I was given the cold shoulder.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are you any closer to releasing the statement?Ã¢â‚¬Â I asked.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I can take down your number.Ã¢â‚¬Â I was told.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the answer to Ã¢â‚¬Ëœwho can take down my numberÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ but my question was Ã¢â‚¬Ëœare you any closer to releasing an explanation of LouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vote?Ã¢â‚¬Â
I hope that they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t treat all of their constituents this way.
If you think that Correa should explain his vote, give his office a call: (916) 651-4034 and demand that they release the press statement that was promised to us last week.
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