Having recently attended forums for both Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers and candidate Lisa Brown, I am struck by the marked contrast between how each approaches their constituents.
Brown arrived early, mingled, chatted and laughed with attendees before the forum began. McMorris Rodgers arrived to her town hall (March 30 in the Valley) after the audience was seated, through a locked side door, under the heavy armed guard of six Valley police officers.
I think this says a lot about the accessibility, ease and transparency of these two candidates with the public. I for one, prefer my representative not be afraid of me!