No, I was right before.... I'm done with you. Be well and go in peace.
"You have to have faith in the people you elect."
No, you have to WATCH THEM -- they're politicians. It's accountability -- I want to know that they're doing a good job at the work we've assigned to them, according to the rules. And if they're not, we call them on it. (It's like responsible dog ownership.) That's what democracy is about. It's not just a once every 2 or 4 years event, like the Olympics. Democracy is EVERY DAY.
You're wrong about me -- If my choice for governor pulled the same thing, I'd call 'em out on it. Just like I do my dog.
Public business is public, and private is private. The governor works for us, and the conduct of OUR business is NOT private.
If you want to go talk to the gov, that's your business, but if the gov wants to talk to you in the conduct of state business, we have the right to know about it.
I'd refer you to the Constitution of the United States and over 200 years of history and law.
I'm done with you.
No, that's apples and oranges. You and your friends are not a commission established by Executive Order of the Governor; you're citizens exercising your Constitutional rights to petition the government to redress grievances.
"At what time is any elected official allowed even a smidge of privacy?"
After they leave office.
None of us would be in this fix if the Banksters hadn't crashed the economy in '08, and then ripped off $TRILLIONS$ from the rest of us... WITH our government as accomplice.