One Question Interview with Oregon's New Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

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Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
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Suzy Wu is going to make David Wu look like Thomas Jefferson.
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Correction: Suzanne Bonamici is the SIXTH woman to represent Oregon in Congress.

* Nan Wood Honeyman
* Maurine Neuberger
* Edith Green
* Elizabeth Furse
* Darlene Hooley
*Suzanne Bonamici
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You have one question and you ask something about being a woman?

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Too bad you couldn't have thought up a better question Sarah, but her reply was great anyway.
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@4 and 5..Bingo. No disrespect to you Ms Mirk, but really? I am not saying the question is irrelevant( it is not), but a little more would have nice.
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What's an "only question."?
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All due respect to the kind readers of Blogtown, but if you've been paying any attention to the writing style of Ms. Mirk; this question should not surprise you at all.

If you’re looking for a newspaper with a different voice, or a different perspective, I can think of a few other local papers that may better suit your needs.

Thanks Mirk, I think that’s an interesting question. I also thought her answer was both interesting and a bit of a political dodge. A good clue to what we can expect from our new Representative.
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We complain about traditional media not asking the right questions, but then the "alternative" media asks a question that really has nothing to do with the job/task at hand, which is *representation for all Oregonians within a district*, regardless of race or creed. I tend to side on the opinion that we should be asking our representatives for SPECIFIC implementations of their terms, and hold them accountable to those attempts.

Electing people of color or gender is a question for the *voters*, not the elected. Society elects colors and genders.
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I wanted to ask a question I haven't heard anyone ask yet—gender hasn't been an issue at all in this race, so I was interested in what her perspective was on it. I think her reply is telling about how she sees herself as a politician... definitely more telling than the boring soundbite answers you get to most questions on election night. It's difficult to get a politician to say anything on election night other than, "I'm excited to get to work and create jobs! Thanks to my supporters!" Besides, we already know all about her policy issues and priorities from the campaign and her voting record.

What would you guys have asked? I'm curious and always looking for good questions.

(confidential to Kari - thanks for the correction! I updated.)
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What Committees she wants to get on?
Any ideas for legeslation she wants to pass?
Questions concerning representing the State of Oregon.
etc etc...
I met Barbara Roberts in a pub down in Sellwood once - she likes video poker. She had interesting stories about running for office while her father was dying, as well as being a woman Guv. She was damn near to tears telling me of her father.
One heck of a woman.
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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEEENNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSS?!? WILL BONAMINCICNICI BE ABLE TO ACCURATELY REPRESENT MY NEEDS AS A MAN IN CONGRESS?!? IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER THAT I DON'T LIVE IN HER DISTRICT.
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If gender hadn't been an issue at all in this race, why make it one?
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@Sarah, good point. I might have asked about Occupy Portland because it is a hot button topic, but as I posted early, yours was a valid question.