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So I sent what I think was pettty concise letter to my local senator about the military commission act of 2006. I addressed my specific complaints about it. This was the reply I got. I love the personal touch involved.

Dear Friend:

Thank you for taking the time to contact me. It is an honor to serve you as Majority Leader of the United States Senate and a privilege to respond to your letter.

The security of the United States remains at the top of my agenda. The Senate has passed funding for hundreds of miles of triple-layer border fencing and vehicle barriers, thousands of new Border Patrol agents, and provided for a special deployment of 6000 National Guardsmen to help enforce our laws and secure our borders. In addition to securing our domestic interests, the Senate has worked to pass emergency funding in support of our Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. Providing our troops the tools, resources, and authority they need to win the War on Terror will continue to be a top priority for the 109th Congress.

In addition to advancing our national security, I have also worked to assure our economic prosperity. Earlier this year, we passed legislation to extend lower tax rates on capital gains and dividends and provide relief from the alternative minimum tax to millions of middle class tax payers. To address the high price of oil and gas, the Senate passed legislation to allow environmentally sensitive oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. In the long run, this will help to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and provide some much needed relief from high energy prices. By allowing hard-working Americans to keep more of their own money, we can ensure our economy continues to expand.

Finally, as Majority Leader, I have worked to ensure the 109th Congress debates important issues ranging from respect for Old Glory and the definition of marriage to the appropriate ethical boundaries of scientific research. I appreciate learning about your priorities and I look forward to an ambitious agenda as the business of the 109th Congress comes to a close.

Sincerely,

William H. Frist, M.D.
Majority Leader
United States Senate

P.S. Please visit http://frist.senate.gov to register for my e-mail newsletter.

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pleroma
Oct. 27th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
*laughs*
lilisonna
Oct. 27th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I hate that. I recommend yelling loudly at someone.
virtualmel
Oct. 27th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
Gotta love form letters. *rolls eyes*
Saw the best political ad last night...
I don't remember who it was for, sadly.

He's supported by the NRA, and is campaigning "to protect our rural way of life". Too funny.

I'm all for the 2nd amendment, but the ad sounded like "If you're a redneck, you should vote for me!".
malaveaux
Oct. 28th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
*sarcasm*
Welcome to the wonderful world of Tennessee politics.
Are you early voting?
(Anonymous)
Nov. 14th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Er, so you're irritated that an intern responded with a form letter?
slack_poster
Nov. 14th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, anonymous coward. You'd think as often as I log in to write, I'd never lose my session...
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