Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Sen. Bill Frist wants my opinion?

I have no idea why, but I received a Senate Majority Leader's Survey in the mail today. That would be the REPUBLICAN Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. To me, who lives in the only county in Texas to reject the constitutional ban on gay marriage. Me, who has held positions within the local, state, and national Green Party. Me, who has a French last name.

I cannot fathom how this came to be. I've voted in almost every election for the past 10 years or so and haven't voted in Democratic primaries in five years, but I also don't vote in the Republican primary. How did this happen? Enough fretting, on to the grim comedy.

This foul bit of marketing is really a combination "fall in line with our already-set agenda/give us some money" tool. The first survey item asks me to rank issue of importance:

GOP survey 1

"Correcting" questions became a theme for me, like changing (in red) one Value Issue question to "Do you support federal funding for research on an unlimited number of embryonic stem cell lines?" I checked Yes.

I particularly enjoyed my annotation to the first question here:

GOP survey 2

The accompanying letter is righteously indignant over the "filibusters and parliamentary gimmicks" of Senate Democrats, while completely avoiding the unethical behavior plaguing the Republican Party of late. They want 60 votes in the Senate to block Dem filibusters (institued by the "Howard Dean-Michael Moore wing their Party", you know, the actual Democrats?) and they really need money to defend themselves against those big meanies MoveOn.org. Awwwww.

I finished the survey and mailed it off. Not that it will do any good. Still, it made me feel warm and fuzzy to oppose their agenda on practically every question.

9 comments:

  1. Takes one to know one.

    And at least I know that Mark Ruffalo was in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and tremendously good in You Can Count On Me.

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  2. oooh, I hate those questionaires from either party. They are just donation grubbing crap.

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  3. I misspelled 'Sarsgaard' too. Superstar!

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  4. this makes me so tempted to vote republican in primaries just to get on these lists.

    hey, what do you think about abstaining from the dem primary to write in a vote for kinky later? i'm not really into him (HAHA) but i know some mutual acquaintances who are probably going to do just that.

    -chew

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  5. There is no point in voting in the Dem primary. As for signing for Kinky, his views on immigration and religion in schools are lame and beneath him. It's put me off him a little. Better than Perry by far, but not ideal.

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  6. so who gets the murse endorsement for gub?

    -chew

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  7. Oh I'll probably vote for Kinky if he gets on the ballot. I just don't know if I'll sign the petition for him. Haven't worked through my conflicted feelings yet.

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  8. I signed a petition to get Kinky on the ballot while wating in line to see Jenny Lewis on 6th street.

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