Earlier today, I noted that New Hampshire’s media had taken notice that their Congressional delegation had gone missing during the August recess, rather than hold town-hall meetings to face their constituents about the health-care reform package.  I joked that they had put Paul Hodes, Carol Shea-Porter, and Jean Shaheen on milk cartons, a reference to the admirable effort of milk producers to help find missing children.  Green Room contributor Patrick Ishmael at AIP’s blog noted that Missourians needed to put a picture of Ike Skelton on a few milk cartons, too:

The approach of Missouri represenatives to dealing with the outcry against the health care bill has run the gamut. In St. Louis, Rep. Russ Carnahan has held three disastrous public events. In Lee’s Summit, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver — no doubt influenced by the experiences of Carnahan and others — held a “tele-town hall” and a morning coffee, taking no questions from the audience, all the while insisting that “there is no health care bill” to talk about anyway.

It appears Ike Skelton has one-upped them both. He hasn’t held, and apparently might not hold, any public meetings on the matter.

About 100 people gathered outside Rep. Ike Skelton’s office in Missouri’s capital city to voice concerns about federal health care legislation.

Neither the 17-term Democratic congressman nor his staff were present at the Wednesday evening event, organized by the group Americans for Prosperity and others unhappy that Skelton hasn’t held public meetings about health care.

It seems to me that we need to start a list of Milk Carton Politicians — members of the House and Senate who go MIA when they should be meeting with their constituents to hear their concerns over the health-care overhaul, cap-and-trade, the failure of the stimulus package, and the exploding federal deficit.  Who else belongs on a milk carton?  Be sure to list them in the comments or send us e-mails so that we can ask the national media to find these lost souls.

Update: Please send them in e-mails; the comment thread has been too popular to keep up!

Here’s what we have so far:

  • Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO)
  • Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH)
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)
  • Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)
  • Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)
  • Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
  • Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
  • Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS)
  • Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK)
  • Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX)
  • Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY)
  • Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)
  • Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI)
  • Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
  • Rep. Bob Andrews (D-NJ)
  • Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL)
  • Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)
  • Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC)
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ, whose constituents want a recall)
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
  • Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ)
  • Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
  • Rep. John Yarmouth (D-KY)
  • Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA)
  • Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN)
  • Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  • Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL)
  • Rep. Debbie Halverson (D-IL)
  • Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC)
  • Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
  • Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
  • Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA, who will talk at UCLA about climate change)
  • Rep. Bobby Bright (D-AL)
  • Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
  • Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
  • Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA)
  • Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
  • Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
  • Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
  • Rep. John F. Tierney (D-MA)
  • Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  • Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ)
  • Rep. G. Connolly (D-VA)
  • Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC)
  • Rep. David Price (D-NC)
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
  • Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA)
  • Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS)
  • Rep. Jim Oberstar (D- MN)
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr (D-IL)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
  • Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI)
  • Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
  • Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
  • Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
  • Rep. John Olver (D-MA)
  • Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)
  • Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC)
  • Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
  • Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN)
  • Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL, who will meet people who pay $25)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI)
  • Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
  • Rep. John Tanner (D-TN)
  • Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)
  • Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH, details here)
  • Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
  • Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX)
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
  • Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)
  • Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)
  • Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
  • Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
  • Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-OH, not the former TX rep in the movie)
  • Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY)
  • Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)
  • Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)
  • Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL, opposes ObamaCare bill)
  • Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
  • Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
  • Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE)
  • Rep. Tom Carper (D-DE)
  • Rep. Ted Kaufman (D-DE)
  • Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
  • Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)
  • Rep. John Boccieri (D-OH)
  • Rep. Jerry McNerny (D-CA)