The Northwest Herald is running a story today about a meeting that 8th District Congresswoman Melissa Bean held at McHenry County College.
The public was not invited…again.
Just “local leaders.”
A dozen of them.
No ordinary taxpaying citizens.
No advance notice so the uninvited might express their feelings outside.
Terry Counley and Mark Eisenberg, the village presidents of McCullom Lake and Spring Grove, respectively, are quoted.
McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto’s name is included in the article, even though he does not live in Bean’s district.
Holiday Hills Police Chief Larry Mason also gets a mention.
“She regularly conducts such forums,” the article reads.
Just not where the public can attend, I guess.
No Town Hall meetings on health care.
Not for Melissa Bean.
No debates with opponents for Melissa Bean.
Not since before Labor Day four years ago. (Political campaigns traditionally start on Labor Day.)
Just controlled appearances with known guest lists.
That’s the Melissa Bean Way.