Does anyone want a pompous Congressman? The Ninth District of Indiana has one they might like to part with...
This video is from Rep. Baron Hill's townhall meeting. A young lady was told she was not allowed to film the meeting because it's 'against the rules'...whatever those rules are. (I seem to remember something in the ultimate law of our land about freedom of the press...)
From the Congressman's 'answer'- "Now let me repeat that one more time. This is my townhall meeting for you. And you're not gonna' tell me how to run my Congressional office. Now the reasons why I don't allow filming is because usually the films that are done end up on YouTube in a compromising position."
#1- I thought the whole purpose of a townhall meeting was so that the congressman could answer the people's questions, and they could check up on how good of a job he was doing. Not the other way around.
#2- Sorry, Rep. Hill, but you are accountable to those people you're talking to, did you know that? In fact, they hired you. And if they don't like you, you'll be out of a job. Very quickly. (Let us hope that Rep. Hill will find himself without a job come next election.)
#3- don't you just love the irony? (I got this on YouTube, in case it wasn't obvious. ^.^)