Local Rep Ed Perlmutter, D - CO had a grocery store gabfest in Brighton today. It was held at the local King Soopers and the format was highly structured and restricted to constituents only. After seeing Ed Perlmutter on the video, I DO wonder if he read the bill. From the article accompanying the video:
Many carried signs outside the Brighton grocery story, and as the weather got hotter, so did the debate among opposing sides in the crowd.
"Hey, hey, ho-ho, the status quo has got to go," chanted supporters of healthcare reform.
The opposition followed with, "Obama's got to go!"
Brighton Police and King Soopers security kept a close eye on the crowd, but despite their efforts, one King Soopers customer reported being accidentally knocked down by the crowd outside the store.
Perlmutter got a bull horn and asked the crowd for their cooperation, and the event continued without incident, however businesses in the area complained the crowd kept regular customers away for much of the afternoon.
Channel 7 ABC's report pretty much toes the Democratic party line and can be found here. CBS Channel 4 video reveals that Mr. Perlmutter is still "plowing through the details" of the bill but has learned his talking points quite well.
His next meeting will be a 'telephonic town hall'. (Another Democratic chicken shi&)