THE CONGRESS: Nader's Biggest Raid

Late in June, an interviewer called the office of North Carolina's Democratic Senator Everett Jordan to seek an appointment. "The Senator just doesn't have any time on his schedule between now and August," he was told. "Fine. How about an appointment in August?" "He hasn't started a schedule for August yet, so that's impossible."

Another interviewer submitted a questionnaire to California's Republican Congressman H. Allen Smith. "The Congressman never answers questionnaires; he refuses to answer yes or no questions." "But these questions are not yes or no. They provide for explanation and reasons." "Mr. Smith doesn't have time to answer...

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