Tonight I got a Delegate Jackson Miller conference call. Delegate Miller and I don’t agree on too much politically but actually, it was pretty neat. How did it work?
Well, let me reconstruct the event. I was sitting there, watching TV, minding my own business. The phone rang and a robo caller said it was a conference call and if you wanted to comment push zero. I did. I hung on the line and could hear all the other callers. It was like being a political voyeur.
Finally someone came on the line and asked for my name and what my question was. I pulled a question out of …my ear…and went back to listening. They never did get to my question and I think I know why. But nevertheless, it was really interesting to hear what people thought were important state issues. Dillon rule, immigration, e-verify, transportation, cigarette taxes and bans in restaurants and the budget seemed to be hot topics.
Delegate Miller did a very good job with those questions. Even though the helper who you actually spoke with took down the nature of the question, he really was taking cold calls. I thought he gave very reasonable, well-thought out answers, even those I didn’t agree with. He was also very personable and professional. It resembled your own personal fireside chat.
I hope he will do many more of these conference calls and that I will be included again. I am not wild about Jackson Miller’s politics but I was impressed with his conference call.