Who's running against Judy Biggert?

Here are two reasons I won’t be voting for my current congresswoman, Judy Biggert, this fall:

  1. She’s a Republican, and I’ve promised myself that I’ll never vote for a Republican for national office again. If you don’t understand that, you haven’t been paying attention.
  2. I just walked into my house to find my answering machine participating in a telephonic town hall meeting with Biggert. My phone was robo-called, and because the answering machine didn’t press the right key to decline—I’ve got to get one of those answering machines with fingers—it got patched into the call. If I hadn’t come in just a few minutes after the call started, my line would have been tied up for who knows how long and the machine’s memory would have been filled up.

I don’t know if this was a case of stupidity or rudeness. Mostly, I think it was a case of Republicanism.