I'm sorry. I'm mad and I eat, but I've had a cold and I'm not eating anything worth talking about.
So, I'm just mad.
I got a mass mailing from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. It's basically nothing more than a fund-raiser disguised as a survey, and it's idiotically signed by the anorectic House Democratic Leader, in her girly script, as "Nancy."
Come on, Ms. Leader, we have more respect for you than that. We expect more self-worth than that.
"Nancy"? That's a comic book character. You're supposed to be Congresswoman Pelosi. You poofter.
Then, on the page before the "survey" begins, I'm invited to make a financial donation. Sure, I understand that. I expected that.
But there are six boxes that I may check, indicating my philanthropic intentions, from "$15" to "Other $___." One of the boxes, the $35 box, has a fake, hand-written (mass printed) asterisk next to it, and the other asterisk it refers to below has a fake hand-written remark saying "Gifts at this level are urgently needed!"
Whoa. Are the contributions in the category of $100 less urgently needed? What about the meager, but well-meant, contributions of $25. Not so urgent?
I really hate being manipulated by such nonsensical BS.
OK, then we get into the survey itself. Does the Democratic Party really need a survey to discover if its members have a negative "outlook for America during the second term of George W. Bush"? Um, helloo!!
I'm going to spare you the rest of the inane questions. Oh, by the way, one of the questions is about Tom DeLay, who is no longer even in the House. And still, they ask for my money. Well, I suppose there were printing delays and mailing delays.
I would like to quote the snippet on the return envelope, however: "Your first-class stamp on this envelope helps elect Democrats."
Does it help elect first-class Democrats?
Am I going to vote Democratic?
By the way, I searched all over Google to find a picture of Nancy in the vicinity of some food. Nothing turned up. You think she eats?