At least that won't be quite so expensive. Or offensive.
A staff member? What's with that?
Indignation - or at least indifference - seems to have been the response to this feckless attempt at "communication." The turnout was less than ... immense:
Low Turnout at Senator Webb's Public ForumNo shit? Few people are showing up to talk to some lowly Senate staff member who doesn't really want to be out mingling with the great unwashed anyway? Who'da thunk it?
by Ashley Roberts, WSLS10
Voicing their concerns. People living in Pulaski County got the chance to do that today. A representative for Virginia Senator Jim Webb held a public forum at the Pulaski County Library, but fewer than a dozen people attended the forum.
Patrick O' Neal was one of them and he wanted to know one thing. "What they may be able to do to help this town?"
The town of Pulaski is one of several places the representatives have visited in the past few months.
They talk to residents about problems and issues they're most concerned about, but representatives are concerned with the number of people who actually show up. (link)
In fact, the total body count for this exciting event that took place in Pulaski, according to a reader of this weblog, was six.
A staff member. For the love of God.