Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Bill Nelson Sucks

So, when it came out that Kerry may try to filibuster Alito's nomination, I emailed my Senator (Bill Nelson, I don't even waste time trying with Martinez) to urge him to support the filibuster and outlined my reasons why I thought it was odd to vote against him but not vote to support the filibuster. So today, I see this response in my email:

Please do not reply to this e-mail. If you need to send another message to Senator Nelson, please use the form on his Web site: http://billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm#email

Dear Mr. Howard:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

After thoroughly reviewing his record and meeting him, I remained concerned that he would tilt the scales of justice in favor of big government over the average person. Justice Alito is also filling an important seat on the bench. For over 20 years, Sandra Day O’Connor was a voice of moderation for the Court. I believe that Justice Alito is not the centrist jurist for this critical seat. Therefore I voted against his nomination.

I appreciate hearing your concerns. Your communications helps me serve you better in the Senate.

P.S. From time to time, I compile electronic news briefs highlighting key issues and hot topics of particular importance to Floridians. If you'd like to receive these e-briefs, visit my Web site and sign up for them at http://billnelson.senate.gov/newpages/newsletter.cfm

Fuck you, Bill Nelson. If you're going to send out automated responses, the least you could do is state that it is automated, and send it out immeadiately. this came over a week afte I sent in my email. And if it isn't automated, then it's even more disturbing, since it does not in any way address what I was talking about. I can't believe I voted for this guy (and also for Governor). I won't make that mistake again. Why would I email the guy to find out what his views are? I can read that in the paper or on the internet, or any number of places. I wanted to make sure he knew what my views on the subject were, since that's what he's supposed to be doing...representing me. Asshole.

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maurinsky said...

I have Lieberman, and when I write to him, no matter what subject I write about, I get a "thank you for your support" letter, which really is not good for my blood pressure.

John Howard said...

That sucks, but I'd rather have that than something that pretends to be a real response, when it's actually just automated.

Storm said...


The good news is you can look forward to the next election when U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris replaces him.

John Howard said...

Well, storm, I didn't say he was the worst Senator ever, so I'm not sure I would want that to happen. But at least with her, I'll know from the beginning that she's insane and unreasonable.

Storm said...

At least she would not pretend to care what you think and then ignore you.

John Howard said...

Yes, exactly.

Storm said...

My heart has stopped beating JRH and I agree. Reps do not lie about their positions.

John Howard said...

Well, I definitely wouldn't say that. I'm sure she would pretend to care what someone else thinks and ignore them. She just would never pretend to care what I think.