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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:00 AM
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45. Honestly, I got caught up in some personal medical stuff.
I'll be calling this week.

I would be happy with some "canned" answers from a staffer, which would imply that someone has been talking about my issues. Some of the questions are blunt "yes/no" ("Will you pledge to attend funerals?") while others are deliberately open ended so she can tell me why she is qualified for the job she is applying for ("What will you bring to the table as expertise?").

One of the most important points for me is that *THESE ARE THE ISSUES* that get my activist blood boiling -- these are the things that motivate me to head down to a campaign office, and help make phone calls. This stuff is impacting my life (and that of the other people in my district), and I don't want some namby-pamby "see how nice I talk" person -- I want some blunt speech, ala Carl Levin, or John Conyers.

She only has a 2% chance of winning (based on incumbency rates), and she'd better raise some hellfire if she wants to get anything accomplished. If her opponent isn't blackened by the char from her righteous wrath, she's not getting anywhere.

My uneducated opinion, of course, and I'm just a programmer, so what do I know? :shrug:
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  -The E-Mail I sent Nancy Skinner (Dem Candidate for 9th District, MI) IdaBriggs  Jun-16-06 01:30 PM   #0 
  - Hi, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:35 PM   #1 
  - That would be sweet! What will you be doing there?  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 01:41 PM   #2 
     - Yes, I've been volunteering on her campaign  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:50 PM   #3 
        - Yup. I really want to know where she stands on stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 02:10 PM   #4 
           - Hi Ida  skinner4congress   Jun-16-06 02:23 PM   #5 
              - Thank you, Amy. You can also print them out directly from here....  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 04:02 PM   #6 
              - Amy, Just Print them from here. Certainly you know how to copy and paste  bfealk   Jun-17-06 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Here's a better question:  Lefty48197   Jun-18-06 10:59 AM   #8 
  - Any word on when I should expect some answers?  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Ida....  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:17 PM   #10 
  - doh..  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:26 PM   #12 
     - I hope my answer was okay with Nancy.  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:54 PM   #13 
        - It was a great answer -- it didn't offend me, and it reinforced that  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:18 PM   #15 
           - Thanks for your patience, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 01:24 PM   #16 
  - busy week  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:24 PM   #11 
     - Sharon has already hit me up! (LOL!)  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:17 PM   #14 
        - I showed Nancy your questions  skinner4congress   Jun-19-06 01:52 PM   #17 
  - So, I'm kicking this, because I still want a response.  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 02:58 PM   #18 
  - Calm down Ida....  weeksbr1   Jun-29-06 03:08 PM   #19 
  - Actually, its been two, and I'm not throwing a fit (yet) -- just reminding  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:08 PM   #21 
     - Sorry...  weeksbr1   Jun-30-06 01:30 PM   #28 
        - No, no! Its okay! Your assumption was perfectly normal -- its *MY* life  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 01:59 PM   #29 
  - Ida  SharonRB   Jun-29-06 03:44 PM   #20 
     - I can certainly understand that -- see answer to weeksbr1! LOL!  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:12 PM   #22 
        - LOL -- probably TMI for a lot of people here, but you had already  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 09:44 AM   #23 
           - Thank you, Sharon. I was having "a moment" when I responded  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 10:22 AM   #24 
              - Your hubby seemed like a really nice guy when I met the two of you n/t  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:08 AM   #25 
                 - Thank you, again! He is! He is truly the most wonderful man on the planet!  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 11:16 AM   #26 
                    - Actually, now I don't think anyone is going to be in this weekend  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:24 AM   #27 
  - Its Thursday after a long holiday weekend. What do I need to do to  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 01:23 PM   #30 
  - Nancy's answers  skinner4congress   Jul-06-06 02:20 PM   #31 
  - Amy, I *did* visit the website, which is where I got the e-mail address.  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:08 PM   #33 
     - Ida, it's been a month, you're going to be disappointed...  weeksbr1   Jul-14-06 01:12 AM   #42 
        - Ah, but you are almost missing the point --  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:07 AM   #46 
  - I have family spread out all over the place  skipos   Jul-06-06 02:23 PM   #32 
     - Sigh. I get that. Its one of the reasons the Katrina response was so  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:12 PM   #34 
  - Here's the ONLY question that I DEMAND be answered by Nancy Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-08-06 01:33 PM   #35 
  - You've got your answer on that one, Lefty!  SharonRB   Jul-08-06 02:44 PM   #36 
  - Time for the weekly kick. Close to four weeks w/No Response.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 09:39 AM   #37 
  - Ida -- Nancy has a new campaign manager  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 10:04 AM   #38 
     - Yes, thank you Sharon  skinner4congress   Jul-13-06 01:55 PM   #39 
        - I'll call Daren, since I might be in Portland during the picnic.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 03:49 PM   #40 
           - They're usually there until about 7, Ida.  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 05:33 PM   #41 
           - Did you get some answers?  cbarry   Jul-19-06 07:32 AM   #43 
              - Great answer and welcome to DU, cbarry  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 07:56 AM   #44 
              - Honestly, I got caught up in some personal medical stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:00 AM   #45 
              - Some just can't be answered on paper ..  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:04 PM   #48 
                 - Exactly!  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 05:53 PM   #50 
              - That wouldn't work for me  bfealk   Jul-19-06 02:00 PM   #47 
                 - I would use canned responses & staff  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:22 PM   #49 
  - Why don't we all send lists of inflammatory questions to N. Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-20-06 11:50 PM   #51 
     - Do I detect a note of sarcasm? Or maybe frustration?  pwreid   Jul-22-06 11:10 PM   #52 
        - Randi loves Nancy  SharonRB   Jul-23-06 06:09 PM   #53 
 

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