On Thursday, I received an e-mail from Nancy that included a
special note from Al Gore. I call her Nancy, now, because her greeting implies
a first-name-basis relationship. For those who weren�t included in the
correspondence, this is part of her plea:
I wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to see this crucial message from
former Vice President Al Gore. I was just with him last weekend in Texas and we
both agree how critical November�s elections are to our country�s future.
There are just 3 days left before we hit the DCCC�s 100 Day deadline and we
need your help to hit our grassroots goal. As a special incentive, if you contribute
today to our 100 Days of Action campaign -- you will be automatically entered
to win a chance to be my guest at the Democratic Convention in Denver, August
Enter today to win and help Democrats win big in November. As Al Gore said,
Remember: There�s a new world waiting at the other side of these elections.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Now that Nancy has made an overture to be my keyboard pal,
I�m going to send her the following:
I remember just how critical the November 2006 election was supposed to be to
our country�s future. It certainly resulted in your being crowned Madam
Speaker, a bestowal of power that must have made you positively orgasmic.
(Wasn�t it someone you venerate, war criminal Henry Kissinger, who said that
power is the greatest aphrodisiac?) Although my hopes weren�t particularly
high, since I�d come to perceive you Dems as Republican groupies, I chose to be
optimistic and I was especially pleased that George Bush considered the results
of the election a thumpin.�
And you had stated so many times that you would end the war in Iraq. So many
Further, Nancy, before your coronation, you said repeatedly that impeachment
would be on the table. Repeatedly. And, then, when you were positioned at the
table, you removed impeachment. Oh, sure, you�ve dropped a few crumbs lately,
but I�ve seen the way you play with Bush. You�re besotted.
Plus, I am struggling with the special incentive in your missive -- a chance to
be your guest at the Democratic Convention in Denver if I send a contribution.
Nancy, I won�t succumb to your panhandling. I simply don�t trust you. Fool me
once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Lie and ignore the will of the
electorate and, soon, someone with integrity will step forward, challenge you,
and win that seat you�ve taken for granted far too long.
Cindy Sheehan for Congress!
Maybe, then, the new world that Al Gore says is waiting at the other side of
the elections will yield results necessary to restore the Constitution that you
and G. W. Bush have disemboweled so passionately.
Besides, Nancy, being your guest would seem like torture to me. Torture -- something
about which you have intimate knowledge.
lives in New York City. She�s written for National Public Radio and Nashville Life Magazine. An outspoken
critic of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq, she�s a member of Gold
Star Families for Peace. She completed a novel last year, but since the death
of her nephew, Marine Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, in Iraq on August 6, 2005,
she has been writing political articles. She can be reached at Missybeat@aol.com.