McCaskill town hall gets it right
There's been plenty of content on the blogs lately about continued anti-reform protests at health care town halls around the country. And while I'm glad bloggers are there to report first-hand about the wild antics they're seeing, I have to admit I also love reading something positive about town halls whenever I'm lucky enough to find something.
There was a great piece on Show Me Progress today, highlighting Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill's recent town hall in Kansas City. McCaskill has certainly dealt with her share of protesters at recent events, but she reportedly handle yesterday's crowd with grace -- and a little tough love.
Here's a blurb:
It was obvious who the shouters and naysayers were going to be - they came in in clusters, then spread themselves out in the back, on the bleachers, so they could stomp their feet and make more noise and sound like they were a lot larger in number than they really were...
But Claire is a pro (and a Mom) and she knows how to handle a bunch of brats and troublemakers, and she chided some of the naysayers early on saying that she knows good and well that there were people in attendance who have never voted for her and never will - but she is still their Senator, too.
The Kansas City Star also reported that McCaskill drew praise from supporters of reform, who came out in large numbers to attend the town hall.