In response to Dan Pellow’s June 2 letter about U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (“Rep. Glenn Thompson can’t script town hall”), I doubt the writer ever dealt with Thompson or his staff, as his comments are dubious.
I found Thompson and his staff quite responsive to the two situations I dealt with involving two different federal agencies.
I don’t know how Sen. Arlen Specter’s office could have done any better. I’ve seen Specter work a room with a microphone as I have with Thompson. Again, no discernible difference, and as far as Thompson only being able to use scripted language, that is ridiculous.
I first met Thompson at a park in Jersey Shore when he was running for office. The event was sparsely attended so I got to spend quite a bit of quality time asking him his views on a variety of subjects I care about. I liked his views in representing this area and, since he was elected, I’ve attended a number of events where he has answered questions that were not scripted.
Finally, while attending an event for his constituents in Washington not long ago, I heard former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speak so highly of Thompson that I was very proud to know that he was representing me in D.C. while retaining the values of his district and the integrity I have come to appreciate.