Monday, October 30, 2006


by Ken Houghton

I've gotten as tired of posting the RNC mailings I get as you've gotten of reading them.

So, in context of the Lovely and Talented Shakespeare's Sister's experience with a Gospel Hour and pending Tom's One Outta Three Ain't Bad post on the Catholic Church's effort to motivate the Masses, I'm simply going to list out the names and dates (excluding RNC Chair Ken Mehlman) on the e-mails received, in reverse chronological order, from the RNC for the month of October:

Newt Gingrich, 29 October
Senator Bill Frist, M.D., 27 October
Laura Bush, 26 October
Governor Milt Romney (MA), 24 October
Governor George Pataki (NY), 22 October
Senator Sam Brownback, 19 October
President George W. Bush, 17 October
President George W. Bush, 12 October
Dick Cheney, 5 October

I may have left one or two out. And this excludes the already-discussed McCain e-mail of 27 September.

By contrast, here is the list of e-mails I have received from Democratic politicians (excluding Tom McMahon and DNC Chair Howard Dean):

Senator Barack Obama. Period.

Again, I may have missed one or two. And the plural of anecdote is not data. But I'll give you odds—and would love to be proved wrong—that the national mailings that Duncan Black or Mrs. McEwan have received don't have such breadth.

As Bruce Sterling noted "Are you 486?," the Internet is not the exclusive province of progressives.
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