Oh the times we live in today. Our President Elect attempts to reach out to a Florida republican congresswoman via telephone and was abruptly hung up on…….. twice.
Congresswoman Illeana Ros-Lehtinen was initially told by an aide that Obama wanted to speak with her. She took the call and after hearing his voice said, “This is a joke from one of the South Florida radio stations known for these pranks.” Then she ended the call.
Soon afterwards, Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s pending Chief of Staff called her as well to tell her that it was indeed the President Elect. She didn’t believe him either so he got the click too! LOL
Obama persisted having Howard Berman chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee phone her. After an exchange of recouting things only the two of them would know, she conceded and took the call from Obama.
I can’t say I blame the congresswoman. In these days of “Punked” and crank calls on morning radio, one can’t be too careful less he/she looks like Sarah Palin when she thought she was talking to the French President – only to find she was talking to silly ass DJ’s.