Sunday, August 23, 2009

Where's Foxx?

Got this e-mail from some enterprising young citizen in Watauga County relative to Congresswoman Virginia Foxx's unavailability to her constituents:
Just started a Where's Foxx campaign all over the net:

Twitter: (If you have twitter: @WheresFoxx)



Working on getting a text short code and making flyers and mailers to go out with a wanted poster of her or something of the sorts that has the Facebook, Twitter, E-mail addresses, and shortcode information and asks the receiver to "Let us know if you've seen our representative."

Every time we get a legitimate response we'll map it on Google maps and post it to each page so the public can see where she's at.

Related (but not so different) is this comment from "Reader" on a thread over at Watauga Conservative:
Blogger, I don't know why a woman as tough as nails, wouldn't hold one [a townhall meeting] in person. She can take the heat. She keeps getting reelected, so that should tell her something. I respect officials when they can stand up and answer to all parties. I like what she's done for us.

August 19, 2009 8:19 AM

On that same comment thread at Watauga Conservative is background on something (a federal land swap, evidently) that went down in Blowing Rock and in which The Madam had a decisive role to play. We'd like to know much more about this:
I ... was a staunch supporter of Foxx until the Blowing Rock land trade fiasco occurred. As many are beginning to see, Foxx and the Town of Blowing Rock conspired, out of the view of the public, to trade land that was purchased under questionable circumstances by the Town of Blowing Rock. What many find even more surprising is the weird (for lack of a better term) manner in which Foxx acted towards local hunters and shooters concerned with losing the last place within walking distance of Blowing Rock that they could hunt or shoot on.

Instead of meeting with several sportsmen and women who had approached her on several occassions requesting an audience, Foxx simply refused to meet with them, cutting off all communications. To say many long time locals in Blowing Rock and Watauga County were shocked is an understatement.

At this point it is simply entertaining to watch Foxx and her number 1, Aaron Whitener, try and answer questions concerning the land trade by outraged taxpayers. Whitener was recently called on land trade inconsistiencies by a member of the Republican Woman's Party. If looks are any indication of emotions, Whitener was extremely uncomfortable.

Foxx and Whitener should be uncomfortable with refusing to engage with their constituents. Many valid questions concerning Mrs. Foxx's integrity are surfacing. The fact that a current town council member's 1.3 million dollar home overlooks the parcel is, in itself, enough to elicit obvious questions. How a municipality could legally spend half a million dollars of taxpayer money on land it didn't even know could be traded is another intriguing question.

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