Correa is hoping we forget

Duck and Cover Lou!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 Correa’s office to release some cowardly explanation of why Correa was the only dissenting Democratic Senator. Last week when I called Correa’s Sacramento office I was told that I was the first call regarding the vote, and that they’d work on getting the senator’s explanation. No promises.

I was curious why more people against a troop surge hadn’t called Correa to seek explanation, so I posted a little something here on 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 it’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.

“Are you any closer to releasing the statement?” I asked.
“I can take down your number.” I was told.

“That’s the answer to ‘who can take down my number’ but my question was ‘are you any closer to releasing an explanation of Lou’s vote?”

I hope that they don’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.

All of my posts on this topic:

What’s up with Lou?

Correa can’t explain his vote

Why does Lou support W?

  4 comments for “Correa is hoping we forget

  1. 2trang
    February 20, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    I heard from an insider that Lou wasn’t even there on Monday, let alone place a vote. Can the SF Chronicle be wrong? Are there any sources saying anything to the contrary?

  2. February 20, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    He voted “no.” The vote information is available here.

    I would have not been surprised if Lou abstained from this one…that’s why the “no” is a bit shocking, and deserves an explanation.

  3. Publius
    February 20, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    If Lou wasn’t present to vote on this, I’m sure Carol Migden would have helped out by pressing the YES button. She’s good about stuff like that.
    Keep their feet to the fire, Mike! Remember, they work for YOU!
    Let us know when you hear something. Anything!

  4. The Facts
    February 20, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    2trang and Publius,

    The Senate votes by voice vote. So if Carol Migden can imitate Lou’s voice, the explanation has credence. 2trang, you should know better about the way the State Senate votes. They must stand up and voice their vote, no button anyone can push. He was there, now he owes us an explanation.

    Thats all we want Lou, a simple explanation. We probably won’t agree with it, but that is all I want. To know why you believe that 21,500 men, women, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins should be sent to their deaths.

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