Brad Miller holds a special place in the hearts of those of us at BlueNC. Early in our history he agreed to blog his response to the President's 2006 State of the Union Address. BlueNC had only been around a few months, so we were flattered he would take the time to post here.
Congressman Miller is a true progressive. Back in June, I wrote this about him in a diary a DailyKos:
Many of you have read the diaries written by Representative Brad Miller from North Carolina. You know that he gets science. You know he supports the blogging community and was part of a panel at Yearly Kos. You know he's a progressive and you probably know he's just a great guy - very honest, very smart and very genuine. What you might not know about Brad Miller is something that many of you will think is trivial, but I think is vitally important.
Have you heard the saying that 80% of success is just showing up? Well, Brad Miller shows up to vote. Every. Single. Time. He is one of only 5 representatives in the U.S. House that has bothered to show up for every single vote during the 109th Congress.
He brings high ethical and moral standards to his job - something that has been sorely lacking in the Republican House.
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I'm pleased that Congressman Miller agreed to answer our questions and to give us so much of his time this morning.
I will post questions from previous threads for those who are not able to be here this morning. Please, give Congressman Miller time to respond and as always, please keep it civil.
I'm going to lob the congressman a softball to start things off. He will join us in the comments in a few minutes.
SD's question: Congressman Miller, I've made a big deal out of your perfect voting record. How much more difficult will it be to maintain that record now that your work week is going to actually look more like a work week?