You can tell when someone has become so used to being a politician that they repeatedly let their mouth write checks that they know will bounce. Recently, local blogger dsm at Reboot Congress attended a Russ Carnahan (D-MO) town hall. Carnahan had a few "promises" that he wanted to make. His chief promise: His door will always be open. dsm decided to take him up on that promise.
So much for empty promises.
P.S. Remember, Ed Martin for Congress.
*Yes, I was going for the Where's Waldo? reference.