If you blinked, you missed it–yesterday morning, Sen. Cory Gardner announced another one of his trademark “tele-town halls,” set to take place this morning at 10:00AM:
Even if you didn’t blink, and managed to take time at the beginning of a busy weekday to “talk” to Sen. Gardner on practically no notice, hopefully you didn’t miss this morning’s last-minute time change!
Pretty much if you’re either 1. on Cory Gardner’s staff or 2. have nothing whatsoever else to do on a Thursday morning, a last-minute-and-then-rescheduled conference call is something you might reasonably be expected to be able to accommodate. For the rest of us–meaning, well, most of us–this is all kind of farcical. There’s nothing about this experience that makes a constituent feel like they’ve been reached out to for anything like actual feedback.
There’s more to say about the subject of Gardner’s “outreach,” but this off-putting miscue tells its own story.