During Mr. Trump's speech to CPAC this week he said, in reference to the people who have the gall to think they should be allowed to speak to their elected officials, "They're not us." Judging from the events locally this past week it seems the Incredible Vanishing Congresswoman is in full agreement. The IVC's office issued a statement declaring her distaste for "political theater." With all due respect to the poor dear's sensibilities, she has been in the business long enough to know that any public appearance by a politician is theater. I suspect her misgivings apply less to political theater than to political improv; her first campaign (walking away in a huff rather than defending an unpopular opinion) indicates she's not that good at it. Fortunately for her, the head of her party has offered a new template: you may now speak only to those who agree with you; the people who are "not us" can go scratch themselves. I have sent the IVC an email expressing these opinions; surprisingly, she has failed to respond.
Matthew Dorgan, Glens Falls (one of "them")
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