At a town hall meeting in Texas, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee decided it was far more important to take a call on her cell phone than listen to the question being posed to her by a cancer patient. No big deal, you say?
Imagine this. An EMT arrives at your home in response to a medical emergency. A family member has suffered cardiac arrest. As he is preparing to apply the defibrillator paddles to your loved one’s chest, his cell phone rings. “Oops, gotta take this…Hi!…Yes, Daddy’s working….You did what? Good girl!” Covering the mouthpiece with his hand, he states “My daughter just pooped in the toilet for the first time!” “Sure, honey, Daddy is listening…”
Or this. You are anxiously awaiting the results of a biopsy you had done on a lump found in your breast. You have had many sleepless nights wondering if you will have to undergo Chemo, have a radical mastectomy. Each night you pray that it will come back negative for cancer. Sitting in the Oncologist’s office waiting for the doctor is torture. She walks in with your test results and lays them on her desk. You feel like you are going to burst! Then, her cell phone rings. “Hold on, I have to take this call…Hey…Yes I had great time last night…Me, too…mmm hmm…The food was delicious. Oh, and so were you, Doug…”
Extreme, you say? Not at all the same as a Congresswoman taking a call during a meeting? How about when that Congresswoman holds the future of your health care in her hands? If this is an example of the lack of concern our elected officials have for something as important as our health, I am more afraid than I was before. (And, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee, let me say this to you. Honey, you can call it “multi-tasking” all you want. I call it downright rude.)
None of it matters anyway. The Health Care Reform bill will pass…without a vote by the citizens whose lives will be affected…just like the Stimulus bill, Cap & Trade and every other piece of crap Obama has thrown at Congress in the middle of the night. It will go unread. Oh, they may change a word or two to make it sound less ominous. But, it will pass.
Obama wants this, Pelosi wants this and the Democrats want this. Like the song says “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets…”
Seems to me Jackson-Lee may have served as you model for the ‘Director’..both seem to feel ‘it’s just about them.
I saw this and was disgusted. The arrogance and rude behavior of these folks torques my gourd. I can surely understand why folks are getting angry. Oh, when Ms. Lee had her phoney doctor there she was all attentive, and so caring…
Sickening, isn’t it?
I had been trying to find what excuse she used for taking, and continuing the call. I would love to hear the spin on it.