NRCC - Shea-Porter Heard from Commanders...And? Still Silent

“Shea-Porter, however, gave little response. Asked yesterday for her views on the speech, Shea-Porter, through spokeswoman Jamie Radice, responded, ‘I have not heard anything to change my mind. However, as a member of the Armed Services Committee, I look forward to hearing from (Defense) Secretary (Robert) Gates and Admiral (Michael) Mullen tomorrow, and General (Stanley) McChrystal and Ambassador (Karl) Eikenberry next week.’” (Shira Schoenberg, Shea-Porter Quiet on War, The Concord Monitor, 12/4/2009)

NRCC Comment: “If Shea-Porter’s silence is a political calculation, then she’s still hopelessly out-out-touch with New Hampshire voters who want to know one way or the other where she stands on Obama’s troop surge and July 2011 withdrawal deadline.  Either way, by once again avoiding her constituents, she’s establishing her own timetable for withdrawal from Congress – November 2010.” – Tory Mazzola, NRCC Spokesman