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By Michelle Malkin  •  August 12, 2009 02:29 PM

When last we saw Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee in action, she was pimping her Michael Jackson congressional resolution at his Staples Center memorial orgy.

The race-baiter from Texas met with constituents and demonstrated her responsiveness to the public by…interrupting the town hall to take a cell phone call.

HELLO?!?!

From the Houston Chron:

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee assured a sometimes raucous crowd at a town hall forum Tuesday that she is listening to their concerns about health care reform legislation.

At the same time, the Houston Democrat denied she had attempted to dodge opponents by giving short notice and not widely publicizing her town hall meeting after other Democrats in Congress confronted angry crowds at similar gatherings with constituents across the country. Sparks and physical confrontations at one meeting last week made national headlines.

More than 100 people attended Tuesday’s forum at a Fifth Ward community center.

When the meeting was late starting, the crowd became rowdy with one spectator loudly asking, “Who is against the public option of socialized medicine?” after which hands began to shoot into the air. Then someone who favored the public option yelled, “The free market has failed!” which drew a chorus of “boos.”

Several law enforcement officers then arrived and stationed themselves around the room.

“We need to make sure we get on national news,,” Lee quipped, quelling the crowd by having a college opera student sing the national anthem. Occasional chastising punctuated the rest of the meeting, some comments accusing her of wasting time when introducing a state politician who had joined the crowd and other jeers when she talked on her cell phone while a constituent posed a question to her.

“In Congress, we have to multi-task,” she explained.

Yep: Avoiding questions, not reading bills, and trying to stifle dissent all at once takes a special kind of public servant.

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