I was thinking of using MIA (Missing in Action) to describe Congressman John Kline, but truth be told, AWOL is a better fit.
Missing in Action gives the appearance that Kline was 'in action' which can't be with only one real town hall meeting this year and his poor congressional voting record. Like Michele Bachmann, John Kline has gone AWOL.
As both republicans vote virtually alike, perhaps they're following a Bu$h directive to not hold open meetings. During session John Kline's record (like Bachmann's) can only be described as rubber stamping Bu$h's agenda. It would stand to reason that they wouldn't want to explain this to their local constituents.
Kline voted NO on:
Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 ; Energy Bill; Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants; Energy Bill; department of Homeland Security Appropriations; Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations; Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act
While Kline voted YES on any bill with the word 'defense' in it's title...which underscores that his whole congressional record has come to stand on continuation of the failing Iraqi war at the expense of everything else...
The other explanation is perhaps John Kline is tired after actually having to work five days a week unlike the previous House. But either way, don't voters in CD2 deserve better.