Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Alex Pettit, Bob Barrett and Claudia Pettit: Senator Debbie Stabenow (D – MI) says “That’s been like that forever and there’s no good reason…”
HOOAH! From Alex Pettit, Claudia Pettit, and Bob Barrett of Ypsilanti, Michigan, we’ve got our first non-Road-Team clip– and it’s a great one. Alex caught up with Senator Debbie Stabenow and got an excellent interview out of it. From Alex: “This clip was taken on 11/1/06 at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti, MI. The Senator made a stop to meet some voters in the run up to the election on 11/7. It seemed to be a great opportunity to ask THE question.”
In 2000, Senator Stabenow became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Michigan; she had served two terms as a Member of the House before that. She didn’t know the reason we vote on Tuesdays- she in fact used a very similar phrase as her colleague from across the aisle, Arlen Specter- but did have several suggestions for how she feels participation might be improved.
N.B.: Senator Stabenow kicks it kinda partisan at the end of the clip. The Senator is of course entitled to her views, but we wouldn’t want them to be misconstrued as our own. We’re here in a completely neutral context, and welcome any and all constructive debate from members of both/all parties on this topic that’s way more important than Donkeys and Elephants.