Today I received an email from Katie Laning Niebaum, Communications Director for Sen. Blanche Lincoln, politely taking issue with my criticism of Sen. Lincoln's position on health care reform:
It is incorrect to portray her as an obstacle to the President’s health care reform objectives. She has fought for it her entire career in Congress and is communicating regularly with the White House on ways to get it done.
I'm impressed that Sen. Lincoln's communications office would detect a post on an obscure blog like this, let alone respond to it, and I suggested to Ms. Niebaum that she put herself in for a raise. My concern about Sen. Lincoln's stance on the public option remains, but I appreciate the response -- it's more than I've received from my own Sen. Evan Bayh. A tip of the hat to Ms. Niebaum.