Manny Steele and Lora Hubbel have criticized the moderation of the League of Women Voters at Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce legislative coffees, saying the questions chosen to be asked to the lawmakers are overwhelmingly liberal.
“As it stands, no conservative in the audience has much of a chance of addressing their legislator,” wrote Hubbel. “They will be blocked out of the process and only progressives will be allowed to badger, ridicule, eye-roll and interrogate our Republican representatives.”
Is that true? You can judge for yourself, at least for last year. Anne Thompson, the president of the local League of Women Voters chapter, compiled a list of the questions asked and unasked at the 2012 legislative coffees. I’ve uploaded them for people to take a look.