Tuesday, October 6, 2009

551. Invitation to John Boehner

Ok, admittedly, I'm copying from several other people. I think if you admit to copying up front, it is just like footnoting on a college paper. I think.

Congressman John Boehner stated on Capitol Hill that he knew of no one in the Republic who supports the "public option" option on the president's healthcare proposal other than members of congress or members of the administration. I am one of the people who do support that option, and frankly wished to hell the president was little more enthusiastic about it.

But, in answer to Congressman Boehner's statement, someone, I suppose someone connected with my congressman, has created an invitation, which I have printed above. I will copy it and send it to Congressman Boehner's office. Boehner would not have that far to travel from Ohio's 8th Congressional District should he want to come down here to Kentucky's 3rd. He represents several counties along Ohio's western border with Indiana beginning just north of Cincinnati, in Butler County which is where he himself lives in the far southeastern corner of his district. Interstate 275, that eighty-mile long tri-state circle around the Queen City, almost touches the southernmost line of his district in Butler County. In addition to Cincinnati's suburbs the district also include some suburbs of Dayton, but not Dayton itself. Along the border with Indiana are mostly rural counties with considerably smaller cities and towns. The northernmost part of his district touches the once-beautiful Grand Lake-Saint Mary's, or officially just Grand Lake, which is the largest artificial lake in the world made without the use of machinery, although, having said that, it isn't anything like Kentucky or Barkley lakes. At 13,500 acres, it is larger than most of Kentucky's smaller state park and recreational lakes. But I digress.

If you feel as I do about the public option, feel free to print out the invite and mail it up to Congressman Boehner's office. I would suggest mailing it to a local office rather than have it get lost in the cacophony of Washington DC. Here are the local office addresses:

Butler County Office
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
Suite B
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 779-5400
(513) 779-5315 fax

Miami County Office
12 South Plum Street
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 339-1524
(937) 339-1878 fax

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.