John Kline conducted one of his tele-town hall “meetings” Tuesday evening. I received the call. Unfortunately, I was at another meeting and couldn’t listen to Kline.
This was the second time I have been called for one of his tele-meetings. The first time happened back in March of 2006. I wrote about it then: John Kline Would Make A Perfect 18th Century French Aristocrat.
I was disappointed that I couldn’t listen this time. Fortunately, a lot of other people I know received the call too and were able to listen.
When I wrote about the first tele-town hall meeting I participated in during the 2006 elections, I questioned whether it was real or a staged campaign commercial. Back then, the questions seemed to be asked by people who supported John Kline’s positions. A similar concern was expressed in an email I received this morning.
The email comment revolved around the similar wording used by callers regarding health care questions compared to John Kline’s stated position on health care. Another concern that was expressed was from a person who questioned whether the people calling were actually residents of CD2. Specifically mentioning a caller claiming to be a town’s resident, who was not found by doing a quick record search.
Unless Kline’s staff wants to release the process for the conference call, we don’t really know whether there was a bias built into the presentation. I might assume it, but I don’t really know. For all I know the “meetings” are fake and prerecorded. Unless there is proof otherwise, it is a possibility. There are a couple questions to be asked. Does anybody know any of the people who asked questions? Did anybody who received the call out of the blue get into the call to ask questions? Curious…