On occasion I’ve been moved to write my elected officials. They may think I’m something of a crank, but that’s to be expected when my politics don’t match theirs.
I may not care for Senator Richard Burr, but at least he writes back. I cannot say the same for Senator Liddy Dole, who has never written back. (And Representative Brad Miller–he sends me e-mails.)
So, is Senator Dole reading my letters and paying attention to her constituents? I’m not the only person to wonder–expense reports filed by Dole show that she visited North Carolina once during a recent six-month period. This article in the Winston-Salem Journal reads:
According to the Report to the Secretary of the Senate, an expense report issued twice a year that details expenses by Senate offices, Dole made one trip to North Carolina during a six-month period, and Burr traveled home nearly every weekend.
Seems like someone’s out to lunch.