Friday, June 17, 2005

Preaching to the Choir!

The president continues to live in a shell, and hide from those who could truly provide him the necessary guidance to move our country forward:
Appearance private

The president's visit, his first to Minnesota since winning a second term, is generating criticism because the appearance is not open to the public. Participants were invited to attend.

"It's a very carefully screened group of people who will say to the president what he wants to hear," said Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn.

Jim Kessler, 63, of Maple Grove, is irked. He lives a mile away from the community center and was prepared to sacrifice a fishing trip to hear the president, but he said he was told by Maple Grove officials that he wouldn't be allowed to attend.

"The issue for me is everybody in Maple Grove pays taxes. ... If I'm helping to pay for the facility and I'm a citizen, I should have an opportunity to hear what the president has to say," Kessler said.
I realize he is a lame duck, but I would hope, that he would be more open to hearing from ALL the citizens he represents, and not live in a bubble surrounded by those who will only tell him what he wants to hear. If the President was truly sincere in improving the lives of those he represents, he would embrace those who dissent to work towards common ground. His refusal to do so, speaks volumes.


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