I have in front of me two pieces of mail. Before I describe them let me say that I am registered a Republican. I feel (these days) that I need to explain why I haven't changed that, since the GOP currently doesn't represent my take on the issues. See, in this state there is a "modified closed primary" which means that if I'm registered for a party, that's the party ballot I vote for in the primary. I could 'decline to state' and vote for almost any candidate (it's a bit complex but you can read about it here), but I feel my vote is better spent in the Republican primary race.
Now, to the letters. One has a big window across the top of a 5.5x8.5 envelope through which one can read these words: "Special Notice for [Here it gives the name I use generally and which is a legal alias, but it's not my full legal name] You have been selected to represent [my town] in the 2006 Grassroots Survey of (get this) Democratic Leaders. Survey document registerd in your name are enclosed."
Huh? Democratic Leader - moi? Since when and how? The return address is the DNC in Washington, D.C. Inside I am addressed by Howard Dean as "Dear Fellow Democrat" Sigh.
But it's letter number two that gets me the most. It's from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. She's sent me a special message on behalf of DSCC - "Committed to Electing a Democratic Senate"
Both of these letters want my money. I don't even give it to the GOP. Why would I give it to them? My dollars don't have any influence against the dollars from the PAC's and other groups. hmph.
So, I gotta ask, Mac, did you send them my name??? I'd say you got your revenge for the avatar prank, if you did. The only other explanation I can come up with is that my recent subscription to either Writer's Digest or The Atlantic Monthly has somehow flagged me as a Democrat and one of those magazines is selling their subscription list. If that's the case, I'm pissed at them royal. If it's Mac, I think it's hysterical and it makes me wanna give her noogies.
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