Thursday, April 14, 2005

My letter to Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

I sent this letter to Senate Majority Leader Frist today.
Senator Frist,

I have received a few fund raising letters from VOLPAC. Thank you for those; I will keep them under advisement as I continue to watch the continuing saga of highly qualified judicial candidates be held up by the minority party. In your letter you talked about holding the Senate open for 48 straight hours. That was a start, but it was hardly "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" territory. If the Democrats want to filibuster, by God, make them filibuster! Make them answer questions as to why they are reading from the Verizon directory instead of voting on, say, Janice Rodgers Brown!

Bill, I'm one of the grass-roots donors that helped dump Minority Leader Daschle in 2004. We made thousands of small contributions to bring in new Republican senators like John Thune, Saxby Chambliss, Jim Talent, John Cornyn, John Sununu, Norm Coleman, Lindsey Graham, Jim DeMint, Mel Martinez, Richard Burr, David Vitter, and Tom Coburn. I'm trying to decide where to send my campaign contributions in this election cycle, and I know I'm not alone.

Make the choice easy for me. Get the ball rolling today on President Bush's nominees. Call the vote to change the Senate rule to eliminate the filibuster of judicial nominees.

If you are more concerned about what the Washington Post or the New York Times says about you, see how many dollars they will contribute to your campaign.

If you are worried about what will happen to the Republicans when you are back in the minority, you will end up there quicker than a hiccup.

Don't be fearful! The Republicans have won election after election! But it won't last forever if you can't get anything done while you are in the majority. Be not afraid, Senator.

Go win!

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