Ken Mehlman, Get Out of My "IN BOX"!
May 24, 2006 03:05 PM
Okay, so these are trying times to be a Republican. NBS has got to bill, like, 2000 hours a year to NBS's law firm's wealthy clients just for gas money so we can get to the lake house for the weekend, ya know? And it's hard to do that with all the distractions.
But between feeding the Jean Machine and maintaining a busy law practice, we also have to deal with crap like this arriving via email: A message from Ken Mehlman, subject line, "Do We Mail You Too Much?"
As Chairman of the Republican National Committee, staying connected with the grassroots of our Party is one of the most important parts of my job - whether it's traveling the country, sending e-mails like this one, or through the letters we send you periodically in the mail.
People often ask me why they receive so many of those letters. The answer is that the Republican Party is built on the support of sustaining members like you - over one million strong. Staying in touch with our loyal members is the only way all of our Republican candidates will have the resources they need to win at the ballot box.
If you join Grow Our Party Funds for $50, $25, or $15 today, I will make you this pledge: you will stop receiving mail from us, except for members-only thank you gifts, for however long you remain a Fund-holder. ...
Chairman, Republican National Committee
P.S. Your monthly contribution of $25 or more through Grow Our Party Funds earns you a special "I Am Proud Bush is Our President" mousepad. Don't miss this special opportunity.
Sweet Jesus. Did it ever occur to you that a "pay us not to annoy the hell out of you" scheme might not be the best way to raise funds? Some people might find such a suggestion REALLY ANNOYING. And PATRONIZING. We are not giving you hush money. What the hell do you think this is, New Jersey? We do not pay people to shut up. We expect it. And, no, we do not want an effing mouse pad, or any of the other cheap-ass gifts you mail us weekly with the promise that, while we have already joined the super-dooper Republican astronauts club, we just need to confirm our membership with a check. Thanks anyway! NBS