Saturday, April 21, 2007

Heller "Could not be Reached for Comment" - Again

Everytime there is a sticky subject and reporters are trying to get in touch with Heller you can be sure to read one line in the paper: "Heller could not be reached for comment." The latest example is today's Las Vegas Sun article on Jon Porter's (R - Henderson) assertion that it's time for Attorney General Gonzales to resign:

Nevada's other Republican congressman, Dean Heller, could not be reached for comment.

This is not an isolated incident. The Desert Beacon has noticed this in early February:

"Rep. Dean Heller could not be reached for comment." [LVSun] This is getting to be a pattern? When the President announced his Surge for Iraq, Mr. Heller could not be found for comment. [DB] Now, there's another hot-button issue and Rep. Heller is yet again AWOL.

Soon, we'll need to start a count. And this is not just an issue with the Las Vegas Sun. Another example from the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Calls to Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., were not returned.


It ain't just the Las Vegas Sun. This tidbit from today's Las Vegas Review Journal article on the same subject is better and and clearly portrays Molly Ball's frustration:

Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., did not respond to multiple requests for comment Friday.

Heller must have been AWOL again. Who'd have thought it.

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