Thursday, January 19, 2006

Boone Chamber of Commerce Gets a Case of Nerves

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, which had intended to host its own version of a Moravian Love Feast at the Mountain House restaurant on January 25th for Madame Virginia Foxx's "listening tour" through the N.C. Fifth District, has grown nervous over the size of the crowd that has already signed up to come give Madame Foxx an earful. The size AND the mood of that crowd is evidently cause for worry. So the Chamber is maneuvering to disengage the public somewhat from the process.

News is that the Chamber will allow representatives of the towns, the county, and the university to bloviate first about what they want out of Washington. (Then they'll have to take a five-minute break to wipe the drool off the Congresswoman, especially if the ASU Chancellor is in attendance.) Only after that will the general public, all you ordinary citizens out there that Virginia Foxx does NOT want to hear from, will be allowed to speak, but they're going to try to run out the clock on you ... "Oops! Sorry, but the Congresswoman has a plane to catch!"

Call the Chamber of Commerce and tell them you plan to attend and that you want a chance to speak: 264-2225. Wednesday, January 25th, 8:30 a.m., Mountain House Restaurant, Blowing Rock Road.

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