Garrett Intern: Congressman Garrett's office!I'll be waiting for a reply, and I'll keep you all posted.
Me: Hi, my name is Adam and I'm a constituent in the Congressman's district, and I have a few questions for him regarding his vote on Thursday against the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act.
Garrett Intern: Well, if you give us your name and address, we can send you a letter explaining the Congressman's position.
Me: Well, actually, I have a few questions I'd like to ask over the phone, just to make sure they're answered and there are quite a few of them, so I'd like to make sure they get through.
Garrett Intern: Well you can go to our website, "http://garrett.house.gov" and send us the questions through there (I'm not kidding, the intern actually said "http://").
Me: Well, I'd actually just like to ask them now, to make sure you guys get them. So, I was wondering if you could just write these questions down. Would the congressman have voted for the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution? Would he have supported the Supreme Court majority in the following cases, Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Loving v. Virginia in 1967, Dred Scott v. Sanford in 1857, and Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896? And would the Congressman have voted for the Voting Rights Act in 1965 or the Civil Rights Act in 1964? If you could just get answers to all of these questions, that would be great.
Garrett Intern: What is your name and address, sir?
Me: (I gave my address, but I'm not gonna give it out here.)
Garrett Intern: We'll be responding to you as soon as possible, sir. Have a nice day.
Monday, July 17, 2006
A Few Questions for Garrett
So, in relation to my last post on Garrett's ridiculous vote on the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization, I called Garrett's office today to ask him a few questions. Here is the transcript of my conversation: