Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Observations from the forum

It was a good forum. I do wonder about the partisan uses of the Ridgewater College Commons area, but for the most part, 75 people attended, maybe 5 Democrat/Liberal/Progressives.

The Q&A portion turned into an anti-tax train wreck. Overall taxation was discussed first and as we would move onto healthcare and transportation, taxes were the biggest point of contention.

Rep Seifert was reserved for the most part. He did hurl out at least 1 one liner that got the group going, otherwise, he was well behaved.

I hope he was ready for his 6 point health care plan to be published...

Otherwise, it was good night. We will have some Youtubes up on Dean Urdahl in the near future, so that ought to be fun.

I don't think I'm on his X-mas Card list anymore...

We had a brief encounter at the end of the forum. Apparently, I do not understand the strategery used by Rep Urdahl on the transportation bill and subsequent veto.

Apparently, Urdahl's vote to sustain the Governor's Transportation veto had nothing to do with transportation. As a scholar of government, I ought to know that. Urdahl said quite a bit tonight, not going to lie...but apparently neither myself nor his wife understands what he does.

I guess many Democrats support Rep Urdahl's position on the gas tax...I'll be calling the names he gave me to see what the real deal is...

Who could really? Afterall, he supported a gas tax increase at a forum in Litchfield last October, supported it when he voted for in on the floor of the House, and flopped after talking to the Governor...

Letting 155 days go by, using his vote as a message to the Governor, as opposed to trying to get Pawlenty's attention in other ways, or bringing the funding shortfalls in Meeker and Wright Counties to the attention of Rep Seifert and other GOP leaders...

You're right Dean, I have no idea what your doing, and neither do your constituents.

2 comments:

Eric said...

Blue Man,

What forum was this? It's not clear.

Thanks!

The Big E

Blue man said...

The townhall forum in Hutchinson!