Foxx also said something else mildly interesting: "The American people want the people in office to listen to them," she said. "If you don't, they are not very happy about that."
She wasn't talking about herself, mind you. She was referencing Charlie Taylor and explaining why he lost in the NC-11.
But she might have connected those dots differently, to explain her own stunning 1,000-vote losing margin in her home county. From the Jan. 30, 2006, Watauga Democrat:
...[Foxx's] recent stop in Boone last Wednesday left more questions unanswered and many attendees upset. Numerous constituents had attended thinking the meeting would be more of a town hall setting, where Foxx would address general questions from the general public.
Scheduled to leave at 9:45 a.m., and with the clock ticking towards 9:39, Foxx opened the floor for questions, and only two attendees were able to speak. When Foxx closed the meeting, it was to scattered boos and hisses.
It's not that she couldn't hear. It's that she wasn't listening.