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Tell Me How Your Constituent Meetings Go

On Fox News moments ago, they showed several really fired-up constituents at recent congressional town hall meetings; Sen. Chris Dodd was berated by a fellow who wanted an answer “this minute!” as to why the single-payer option was off the table. In Philadelphia this weekend, “A raucous standing-room-only crowd of more than 400 cheered, jeered, and booed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.”

If you attend one of these events during the August recess, drop me a line on how they went — how many people showed up, the mood, the questions asked and the answers. I suspect they’ll be busy over the next few weeks, with both sides weighing in on the health care legislation with passion, fury, rage, and the occasional froth.

My congressman, Jim Moran, is holding one with Howard Dean in late August. In Connecticut, Chris Murphy is holding one at a Stop & Shop on August 5. Somehow I foresee someone using the phrase, “if you guys don’t stop spending, none of us will have any money left to shop with!”

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