With the retirement of U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, what characteristics would you like to see in a new congressman?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 29, 2009
“Honesty, integrity, spending constraint. We’re all cutting back. The government needs to, too. I’m just tired of Washington spending like a bunch of drunken sailors.”
“Honesty and forthrightness. … Somebody that’s going to listen to what the people actually want instead of pushing their own agenda.”
“Independence, because I think Moore has looked at issues rather than the party affiliations.”
“All the same characteristics of Dennis Moore. I admire him for so much. He has been a strong supporter of the health care initiative in a state where that took courage.”