Ken Calvert’s Telephone Town Hall

So apparently Ken Calvert held a telephone town hall last week accompanied by a number of robocalls telling people that he had done so. According to his robo-call voicemail message, the major topics were the economy, Iraq/Afghanistan, illegal immigration, and local transportation.

Looking at the summary at the link above, I find it hard to believe that these were the real questions asked – the tenses of the opening paragraphs are all confused, suggesting this was drawn up before the call. More importantly, though, it is highly unlikely that there was not a single question about the state budget crisis, the bank bailouts, or the stimulus plan. Indeed, three of the eight questions appear to have been related in some way to immigration. This is certainly one of Calvert’s favorite topics, but I doubt that is true of 30,000 random constituents. Have I mentioned that this robocall was on Cinco de Mayo? Congressman, you are a classy classy man.

In case you are wondering, the Congressman’s call indicated that he is “fighting for” tax relief, job creation, and the development of new energy sources, while he opposes amnesty and wasteful government spending.

Finally, I don’t remember getting a single robocall from Calvert during the campaign last year. So, I’m going to take his efforts now as a sign that Bill Hedrick has him worried – a good sign.

Addendum: I’d be interested in knowing what was actually discussed during the town hall, if anyone knows.

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