I was pretty ticked off this past Friday night when a show that I had praised (and enjoyed) for a long time decided to put a local talk show host on to debate the health care issue with an elected state representative and another guy (economist?) against reform.
I sent an email to the general manager of the station on Friday and got a reply today. He states that no elected officials wanted to come on the program.
It seems to me that Dan Patrick himself was unwilling to come on the program, so he sent his employee instead.
But if that is not the case, it speaks badly for local conservatives/republicans that they were afraid to go on a local program that is in some ways connected with one of their political allies.
Where are the local republican’s town hall meetings on health care? I seem to only find Democrats holding them and tea party people advertising them.
I’ll include a Michael Berry vanity tag to this post even though it’s not about him.