Whatever it takes to get the Golfer to Visit his District
Justin Coussoule (pronounced kuh-SOO-lee), the 2010 Democratic candidate for the Ohio Eighth Congressional District, is taking a tip from the editors of the region's newspapers and "officially" calling his opponent out for a debate. It seems that even the editors have not been successful in convincing the 20 year incumbent to come home for traditional candidate meetings where he has an opportunity to tell them why he is best suited to continue serving the people of his home district.
"Living in the Eighth District, we know Boehner has done nothing to serve us in years. Now he's not even showing up to pretend he's been doing anything for Ohio. This should tell you something about Boehner's opinion of the residents here. He already thinks he doesn't have to advocate for us; now he thinks he doesn't even have to report to us either," says Coussoule. "And he's not making a party distinction here. He's ignoring the entire Eighth District."
Challenging a politician like Boehner to a debate in his home district is like trying to catch a greased pig. Boehner's slippery agenda has taken him from Minnesota and Wisconsin last week to Kansas and Missouri in the coming days, but he has yet to sit still in southwest Ohio. Coussoule wants to make it clear that if Boehner is too busy to come home, the debate can take place in Washington, D.C. or any other place in the US where Boehner seems to be more comfortable.
Unfortunately, Boehner's record shows he's only comfortable making appearances in exchange for signed checks and cold cash.