Defeated 8th District Congressman Jim Oberstar still hasn't spoken to Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack. In fact, he has done nothing to assist the transition, zero, zip, nada, and is sadly obstructing Chip's desire to handle constituent needs. Other outgoing congressmen are conscientiously turning over their constituent files to the incoming freshmen, but not Oberstar. Like a petulant child, he has decided to shred most of the case files, forcing those constituents to begin at square one with incoming Congressman Chip Cravaack. How petty, how childish!
I've no doubt that Oberstar is wishing he had held that town hall meeting Congressman-elect Cravaack and several others had requested at Oberstar's office in August of 2009. After making them wait over two hours, they were told Oberstar had no time for them. He did, however, have time to meet with special interest lobbyists that day, and that launched the energetic and successful Cravaack campaign that defeated a 36-year dynasty of out-of-touch pork and privilege.
Maybe Oberstar should look for a new job in - "like Malaysia".