Hoppe is particularly upset that Carson's staff attempted to hide her health problems from the public. Hoppe writes:
Perhaps more troubling than Rep. Carson’s missing an important vote last week was the story that accompanied it. The news that her condition was initially kept secret has not been encouraging. While Julia is entitled to a private life, she is an unabashedly public figure – and a public figure with an undeniably complicated health history at that. This situation calls for greater transparency, not less. The consequence is that speculation about her ability to serve will only increase, especially in light of her declared intention to run again next year.
Isn't it time for the Marion County Democrats to put the voters first instead of Carson? First, tell us the truth about her health problems. Tell Julia she must retire in the interest of the people of her district. And then let's move on to a new era of leadership in Congress. I'm beginning to wonder if there is anyone within that local political organization left with any common sense when it comes to this particular matter.