I sent the following letter to Senator Joe Lieberman this morning. You can write him too, at lieberman.senate.gov. We forget that senators are people very vulnerable to public opinion. Tounge-in-cheek or serious-as-a-heart attack, it's important that we express how we feel.
Give it a try. Please?
December 18, 2009
Dear Senator Lieberman,
I’m kind of new at this ‘pay-to-play’ stuff, and have some questions:
First of all, how much does it cost? Secondly, do you prefer cash or check? And if the latter, do you have a numbered bank account in the Cayman Islands or Switzerland or the Isle of Man you would like that check deposited in?
Also, where do you enjoy playing golf most? Hawaii? The Caribbean? Scotland? Do you prefer your wife accompany you when you play, or in the gentlemen-only-ladies-forbidden tradition of the sport, do you prefer to quote-unquote ‘go it alone’?
And if that is your preference, do you prefer blondes, brunettes or redheads?
How do you feel about vacation homes? What are your favorite locales? Do you like custom-built or existing?
Finally, do I get a guarantee? And how long do I have to wait?
I mean, do you change positions immediately, or do you like to gradually implement your shift on a particular issue like you did with filibusters?
Okay. That’s about it for now. Please respond ASAP. I think Obama’s serious about this ‘by Christmas’ thing.
La Piazza Gancio