It’s now been 90 days since a letter arrived at the office of my representative in the House, Mary Jo Kilroy. In that letter, I asked for something plain and simple: Rep. Kilroy’s position on the FISA Amendments Act. I’d raised the issue last year in personal conversation with her at a campaign event, and she told me she’d review the legislation, which was perhaps the most prominent new law of 2008 and which is directly relevant to her responsibilities as a member of the House Homeland Security committee.
In 90 days, I haven’t received a word in response from Rep. Kilroy.
My personal reaction is that on such a currently salient policy matter as warrantless surveillance, I shouldn’t have to wait this long — and longer — for an indication of my representative’s policy position.
But maybe I’m just being too stingy. So let me throw the question out to you:
How long is too long for a constituent to wait to get their member of Congress to indicate their position on a bill? How long would you wait before you said, “Well, hey now. That’s just plain ridiculous!”???