Believe it or not, I’ve been trying to “email” (*) my congress people, and their websites not accepting the provided webform. So what’ up, for all we pay to run Congress (billions and billions), can they not keep their websites up? Do they not know? Do they not care? Looky here, I’m sure willing to listen to my elected employees. But they darn well better be willing to listen back.
So what brough on the rant? Senator Cantwell of Washington. She was on CNN (John King) with Senator Hatch, and proceeded to insist on sharing with the Nation an extraordinarily shaky opinion, consisting primarily of talking points, uninformed hypothesis, and the natural elected politicians imperative to HAVE AN OPINION, whether it’s worth a cup of warm spit or not. Her website “email form” is down, so here’s what I had to say:
I’m not from Washington state, thank God, but since I’m a well known and generous taxpayer, I consider myself entitled to bless you with my thoughts.
I just saw you on CNN/John King with Sen Hatch, wherein you voiced your opinion that “it’s not about being timid, it’s about being effective.” Ma’am, with every possible due respect, your opinion would have much greater credibility if you’d actually done the job and come back sthe field to report on your experience. Right now, the problem is that our elected officials are questioning things with which they have no experience upon which to based a judgment.
The federal government has achieved a level of amateurishness unmatched since Louis XVI. The Founding Fathers are spinning in their graves. I most strongly urge you to excuse yourself from this circus and jealously guard your credibility.
The country knows not whether to laugh or cry.
(Captain) Chuck Becker
Suck it up, Senator Cantwell, pull on your big girl pants, challenge assumptions, and speak truth to power. You will make your constituents proud.