Thursday, August 27, 2009

Asbury Park Press: You People have some nerve asking Pallone to represent you!

Just when I thought that the Worst News Paper Ever was at the rock bottom of editorial ability, they sunk one level lower today by publishing their own opinion of Pallone's town hall meeting. One paragraph of their editorial is enough to summarize where they went wrong:
Many of the 1,500 people who showed up at Red Bank Middle School didn't seem interested in learning anything or engaging in the reasoned give-and-take necessary to gaining a fuller understanding of an extraordinarily complicated issue.
I offer this correction to the APP:
One of the one Congressman who showed up at the Red Bank Middle School didn't seem interested in learning anything or engaging in the reasoned give-and-take necessary to gaining a fuller understand of an extraordinarily complicated issue.
If 1,500 people show up asking their representative to represent them, and that representative explicitly tells them "No. I won't give and take anything and I won't represent you", how or why would the APP expect those 1,500 to give-and-take anything?

Further, it sounds like Tom DeSeno offered quite a bit of give, and it even sounds like Pallone took something from Tommy, but don't expect Pallone to go any further or change his opinion and beliefs, or modify the bill, or research Tommy's own research, or consider what We the People of NJ-6 want.

Of course, the Asbury Park Press expects you to change your opinions and beliefs, because Frank Pallone said so.



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