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Betty Sutton lies, chickens out w/”tele-town hall”

This e-mail from Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) just landed in my inbox. She’s hiding behind a telephone conference call to avoid facing her constituents in the 13th District.

Betty Sutton letterhead

August 21, 2009

Dear Mr. Konsen,
Where's Betty Sutton?Thank you for contacting my office regarding my schedule of events for the month of August concerning health care. I will be hosting a tele-town hall meeting for my constituents on August 26th at 6:30 pm to discuss the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act. A tele-town hall meeting will enable me to discuss this important bill with you by telephone. The call in number and identification code is provided below. I look forward to providing you with a legislative update about the bill and hearing your thoughts and questions regarding it.
Please contact my office at 202-225-3401 with any question you might have regarding this event.
HOST: Congresswoman Betty Sutton (OH-13)
WHAT: Tele-Town hall meeting on America’s Affordable Health Choices Act
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. – p.m.
PARTICIPATE: Dial 1-877-229-8493. When prompted, enter I.D. code “15125.”
Betty Sutton's signature
Betty Sutton
Member of Congress
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Betty’s chief of staff, Nichole Reynolds, assured me unequivocally that Betty would hold public meetings with her constituents. So much for keeping one’s word.