Monday, August 14, 2006

I'm From the Gov'mint and I'm Here to Help

Back in January I sent an email to our senators from Michigan encouraging them to vote for the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Yes, I know, I might as well have tried to jump over the Empire State Building, but hey, it was a boring evening and I thought I would exercise my rights to send useless emails to my federal representatives.

Well, lo and behold, I opened up my inbox this weekend to receive an email from none other than the senator now running for re-election. I was delighted for her timely response to a current issue. Apparently, in the words of the esteemed senator, she "look[s] forward to the confirmation process and to learning more about Judge Alito's judicial philosophy." She promises, "As this process moves forward, I will keep your views in mind should Judge Alito's nomination come before the full Senate for a vote."

Lest I think that this was some kind of email problem, the email was dated August 7, 2006. I actually had to look it up to see just how long ago it was that Alito was confirmed (over the vote of our Michigan Senate delegation). It was February 1.

All I can say is, "Good thing the building was not on fire."

On another topic, I have taken a little haitus from blogging for a few weeks here. Life has been hopping along for some reason. I cannot quite figure out where my life has gone to, but I am sure the little guy has something to do with that, as have a couple of other pressing matters. I look forward to returning to writing. My mind (and thought sheet) is full of ideas that I want to write about, as well as finishing some things I previously started. So for both of you that read my blog, you can look forward to some grist for the mill.


Anonymous said...

Gov' that a real word in the dictionary or something slang you picked up from Detroit!

The boy is getting big fast!

Bill Combs said...

My wife says, he's a cutie.

Anonymous said...

He's the cutest grandchild I have ever seen. He has lost his baby look and now is a big boy.

Suzanne said...

I'm impressed that you got a response at all! I've e-mailed our esteemed senator on a number of issues (with about the same amount of optimism you had) and have never heard back from her. You must rate higher than I do!