For several weeks now I’ve been trying to contact the Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry campaigns to learn their official positions about abortion. Should be easy enough, right?
My two emails and phone call to the Hutchison campaign between Dec. 20 and 28 were requests for info to better understand why her campaign radio ads were touting her 94 percent “Pro-Life” record, when she’s known for being “Pro-Choice.”
Unfortunately there were no replies, even though the receptionist claimed she would make sure someone returned my call from the media.
I also looked at Sen. Hutchison’s website, which doesn’t say a word about abortion, as well as her YouTube.com channel, which doesn’t include that ad that I know many of us heard.
So three days ago I tried contacting the Gov. Perry campaign through his official RickPerry.org campaign website for his views on the issue.
What I received back was an email stating that website no longer accepts emails! Can you believe that? The official Perry website no longer accepts emails? Ridiculous!
Persistent as I am, I just called the Perry campaign and now wonder if they’re having trouble staffing their office.
“Hello,” said a young male voice at the Perry campaign. Just, “Hello.”
“Is this the Gov. Perry campaign,” I asked, because it sounded like I’d mistakenly dialed some young man’s phone.
“Yes,” he said. That’s it. Just “Yes.”
He didn’t ask, “How can I help you, sir?” He didn’t ask, “Who would you like to speak with?” He didn’t answer the phone, “This is the Gov. Perry campaign.”
He just said, “Yes.”
Amazing. Don’t they teach their staffers to answer the phones properly in Austin? Guess not.
Finally, after I asked for more info about abortion, he found the Communications Director who had just returned from lunch. He promised he would email info today. I asked him if Gov. Perry believes abortion should ever be allowed. He said he thought …”such and such”… but I asked for his official statement. He said he’ll have to get it and will email me. Hopefully I’ll receive it soon.
By the way, his specific position on the abortion issue is not on his website, either. Oh, he does list many endorsements from a number of Pro-Life groups, mixed in with many more endorsements. But you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of his Pro-Life Legislation page to find any details about his position on this issue.
They’re both making it so difficult to learn their positions on this highly visible and important issue.
So I tried the Hutchison campaign once more just now and was promised that the Communications Director would contact me today.
Guess I’ll believe that when I see or hear it!