I just sent John McCain an email, asking him to consider running against Bush in the Republican primary. I know it’ll never happen, but I thought it was worth asking. Now I’m worried though. In order to submit my email to McCain’s senate site, I had to give them my contact information. Now I’m thinking that it’s possible that my name could get added to some kind of neo-conservative enemies list.

Let me just say for the record that I support our President wholeheartedly and would never dream of questioning his supreme authority, godliness, or perfection.

Oh, speaking of politics, I got a letter from one of my Senators, Debbie Stabenow, today. She wrote back concerning the letter Id sent on the Energy bill. Heres what she said:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the current Senate energy bill. I share your concerns about this legislation.

I believe that we need a more balanced energy policy. Rather than emphasizing more coal extraction, nuclear production and oil exploration in environmentally sensitive areas, there should be more of a focus on energy efficiency initiatives, conservation, and development of renewable energy. I assure you that I will work to significantly improve this bill while it is being considered.

Thank you again for sharing your concerns with me. I expect that there will be vigorous debate about this energy plan. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance in the future.

I know its a form letter, but I still find it somewhat satisfying. Its nice to know that at least someone in her office reads the email and decides which response to send. The fact that there even was a form letter means that others must have written too. I like that. And I like knowing that my letter was counted along with the others in some kind of daily report. Hopefully, those of us sending in notes against the bill outnumbered the folks who sent letters in favor of the legislation.

I wonder what shed say if I wrote another letter, this time telling her that I was supporting the Energy bill. I wonder if the response would be worded in such a way that I thought that she agreed with me. Youll notice in her letter above that she doesnt say how she plans to vote, just that she wasnt pleased by it.

Now Im thinking about sending in a letter saying I love the Energy bill, but Im afraid that in so doing, I might throw off the days count.

And what if I cant stop sending letters in? What if I become addicted to democracy?

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