Finally Some Answers From Pombo?
Do you remember the nice group of constituents who were asking Richard Pombo to explain himself last August?
“I am a life-long Republican who has voted for Congressman Richard Pombo in the past, including the last election, but I need some good explaining from him this year on a series of apparent ethical lapses that he is known for,” said Peter Petroski, a resident of Danville. “I’m joined by more than a hundred others who live and vote in his district to ask him to a public town hall to explain himself.” […]Well, they’re finally in luck. Hank Shaw has this fine bit of information posted on his blog:
“Why did Congressman Pombo use taxpayer money for a family vacation in an RV to seven national parks and not pay the money back to the government?” asked Norm Rhett, a resident of San Ramon. “Congressman Pombo needs to explain himself.”
This is either the boldest or the most desperate campaign move I've seen in years: Tracy Rep. Richard Pombo just sent out a letter to 11th District voters asking them to call him at his house, so he can personally answer any questions they might have.Hoo-boy! Well, just for starters, “Congressman Pombo, why the hell is a congressman from the Central Valley of California getting involved in the issue of commercial whaling off the coast of Washington State? Don't you have better things to worry about?”
Here's the relevant part of the letter:"I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish for our district.
So if you have any questions for me, please call me, and I will personally answer any remaining questions you may have about any of these issues.
My home phone number is (209) 836-3326.
I truly thank you for giving me the privilege of serving you. I have done my best and would be honored to continue to represent you."
Why won’t you debate Jerry McNerney?
Why did you cast the deciding vote in favor of CAFTA?
Why won’t you denounce Dennis Hastert for covering up Mark Foley’s predatory behavior towards House pages?
Does it concern you that the co-author of your book, Joseph Farah, feels that you and your party are unworthy of governing the country?
Why did you take a leave of absence from the House Transportation committee when your district has two of the three worst commutes in the entire Bay Area?
And if you get an answer to any of these questions (or any others), please post the response in our comments section. Then hurry on over to Shaw’s blog and let him hear what you’ve got.
[UPDATE]: This story has been picked up by Jesus’ General, and this is from their comments:
OK... yep... that really is his number & his wife just picked up. (she seem really nice so don't fuck with her).So be kind — plus if you're really polite, it will make it all the harder to discern questioning Republicans from perturbed independents from hostile Democrats.
it's 9:22pm right now & she said that he would be home in 20 minutes!