Democratic activist iffy on PerrielloIn fairness to Mr. Perriello, the last time I emailed my congressman, Rick Boucher, with a question, I never got a response from him or his crew either. But then I never worked to get him elected either. To say the least.
Danville Register & Bee
To the editor:
As a Farmville businessman and community activist, I am called on by citizens to assist them with issues with Social Security and the Veterans Administration for more than 30 years. Not that I agree with their philosophies, but I have had a good working relationship with Dan Daniel, L.F. Payne and Virgil Goode when they served in Congress.
I have been a lifelong Democrat and I am the former Fifth District Democratic Chairman, but I have maintained a good working relationship with Republicans on issues that impact the public at large.
In fact, with L. F. Payne and Virgil Goode — when I called them about an issue, I received a call back the same day willing to discuss the issues that was given to me by citizens.
This is not the case with Tom Perriello. I served on his so-called transition committee, and hosted a get-out-to vote rally for him and Barack Obama in Farmville just days before the November election.
I’ve called on several occasions and e-mailed with no response from him or his aides. I attended a town hall meeting last fall, at this meeting I told him about my concerns. I have stated for the record that I am not supporting anyone I cannot communicate with. I and the people I represent will not be taken for granted.
Maybe this November, my friends and I might do something I have never done before — go fishing. [link]
Rookie mistake, Tom. Shape up. Or be shipped out.