Friday, September 24, 2010

Sharron Angle Wants Me to Open My Checkbook and Send My Money to Washington, DC

Sharron Angle is one of the darlings of the Tea Party which has been shaking up the Republican establishment by winning primaries across the country. She bagged the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Nevada and faces incumbent U.S. Senator Harry Reid in November.

I got a letter from her yesterday. She wants me to know that she is the "official Republican nominee to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid." That's right, she's official.

And more than that she wants to get into my checkbook: "If you're the Republican I've been told you are, then I need you to find your checkbook right now." I'm kind of insulted by that. What kind of Republican runs and gets his checkbook out so that he can send money to some official?

Wait till you hear her pitch: "Defeating Reid would be a knockdown blow to Obama." That's right a "knockdown" blow, not a knockout blow, just a knockdown. The kind of blow that Obama might get up from and, well, win reelection.

Where would Sharron like me to send my hard-earned money? Washington, DC. To Friends of Sharron Angle, P.O. Box 96205, Washington, DC. That's right, Sharron Angle wants me to trust my money to her inside-the-beltway friends in Washington, DC. Wasn't that what the Tea Party was against?

Is this a joke? Is this some type of scam to get me to send money to some anonymous post office box so some slick tea partier can drain my checking account and live the high life in Vegas or Reno? Well, I'm confused but not confused enough to send her Washington insider friends a check.

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