A while back I posted a little something about my experience calling the Democratic Party of NM office. In the highly probable case that you missed it, you can click the link or simply read the Executive Summary: it was a bad experience.
Well, yesterday I received the following as a comment to that blog posting. I paste it here in toto, as it was a comment and not a direct email to me. To wit….
I am sorry for the delay in posting this comment. I would have preferred to be timelier, but your post was only recently brought to my attention.
Please let me provide an unequivocal apology. My name is Brian Colon and I am chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico and the behavior you described on your post is 100% unacceptable. Indeed the response you received to your inquiry was all the negative things you said it was.
That being said, I am confident you spoke to a volunteer who was trying to invest time in the Party in order to be helpful. Based on your post, I will be implementing a more formal policy about who answers and/or returns calls to the DPNM HQs.
Thank you for expressing your justified frustration and disappointment. We will work hard to do better in the future. If you would like to contact me directly, I would be happy to take your call.
Now it’s very simple and typical to go directly to CynicLand here, and dismiss such a reply as an empty gesture. It’s hard not to do that when it comes to politics and those who practice it. At least it is for me. But I’m truly a bit encouraged right now to receive such a post. Personally, I accept Mr. Colon’s apology and wonder if maybe things won’t truly be handled a bit differently ’round these parts, at least in the near term future when it comes to this kind of stuff.
I know some readers may be saying to themselves: “Okay, is Scot being sarcastic?” No, I’m not. I can’t say I’m heartily drinking the Democratic Party Kool-Aid or anything, but I’m just sittin’ here thinkin’ about what it all means, and posting the story/reply as something for y’all to contemplate as well this fine Friday.
In case you’re interested, I still have that Voter Registration Change Form sitting on my desk, as yet uncompleted. I’m gonna sits and think for a spell this weekend and figure out what to do there. And no, I don’ t have a clue as to why I suddenly started writing with a Southern accent this morning. I’m sure my more Jungian readers can explain that to me in some depth, and are encouraged to do so.