|In the main meeting area.|
The sign reads "Lives in Ohio. Not getting paid to be here."
|Watching on video in the overflow room.|
The Dispatch sent reporters and photographers. Jerry Revish and a 10TV team showed up. I rubbed elbows with State Rep. David Leland, and shook hands with Gov. Ted Strickland.
The only person not there was the safely gerrymandered Rep. Tiberi, who's a chickenshit weenie too scared to face the public and defend his indefensible positions. He declined to attend. In his stead, the organizers brought along a life-size cardboard cut-out of him -- Flat Pat.
|Bad photo of "Flat Pat"|
Regarding his absence, the lovely Mrs. Gammons made an excellent point: In our jobs, most of us must occasionally deal with unhappy, complaining customers/clients/constituents. It comes with the territory and there's no escaping it. Unlike Pat, we cannot "decline to attend."