Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Rep. Atsalis Wants to See You Again

A quote from state Rep. Demetrius Atsalis (D-Hyannis) from the Cape Cod Times has been making the rounds. For the two of you that read my blog but don't read either Blue Mass. Group or Left in Lowell, here it is:

Reilly supporters say the results were not surprising. The caucuses tend to attract more liberal activists, said state Rep. Demetrius Atsalis, D-Hyannis, a Reilly supporter. And those are the voters who have been most galvanized by Patrick.

"We'll never see a lot of these people again," Atsalis said of the crowd that turned out for the Barnstable caucus. "(Reilly and Patrick) are both going to be on the ballot, and that's the bottom line."
Now, perhaps Rep. Atsalis was lamenting the fact that Deval Patrick supporters would not stay involved in politics. My sense, though, is that this is not the case, especially since this was the same charge that was levied against supporters of Robert Reich four years ago. They turned his campaign into the Progressive Dems of Massachusetts, but that doesn't stop people from claiming that they disappeared.

Anyway, this Friday, everyone will have a chance to prove him wrong. According to the Barnstable Patriot, Rep. Atsalis will have office hours on the 10th. Here's the fourth item down on that page:
Rep. Demetrius Atsalis will meet with constituents Feb. 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Barnstable Senior Center on Route 28 in Hyannis.
I'm sure that Rep. Atsalis would be delighted to see you all again. If you can make it, be sure to mention that you attended the Barnstable caucus.