Senator Box Turtle Loves Him Some Limbaugh
So, this is how the good Senator responds to a constituent requesting that he treat Limbaugh the same way he treated MoveOn.org recently.
Dear [Other Sarah]:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the recent comments of Mr. Rush Limbaugh.
I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this matter.
As you know, Mr. Rush Limbaugh was recently criticized for comments he made on his radio program. Some individuals construed these comments as criticisms of our nation's servicemen and women who disagree with the United States' policy toward Iraq. This mischaracterization is unfortunate.
In fact, Mr. Limbaugh's comments were in reference to an individual who had lied about his military service record. Mr. Limbaugh has been a strong and consistent supporter of our military personnel and I applaud his support of our troops.
We all want our troops home from Iraq as soon as possible, but our military strategy must be based on objective facts and national security considerations. We owe it to all Americans to establish a strategy for victory and to support it with one voice. We must do what is right for America's national security, the stability of the Middle East, and our partners in the Global War on Terror.
I appreciate having the opportunity to represent you in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.
United States Senator
I guess I should be grateful that he responded.
I wrote my Congressional Representative and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, too. I guess those letters fell down a black hole. But it's hard to be grateful for a response when it makes his position -- completely divorced from reality -- so obvious.
I wrote Senator Cornyn back, of course, pointing out that Rush Limbaugh posted an edited transcript of his remarks and misrepresented not only what he'd said but the reactions of his critics on the air. We'll see if the junior Senator from the Great State of Texas bothers to read my answer and respond again.
The letter I quoted above is one of the reasons I have changed my mantra: RE-ELECT NOBODY. START NOW.