So I reached into my mailbox today and found a letter from the Republican National Committee, "urging" me to stop the Democrats' "plan for 2006 (to). . . take the House and Senate, and impeach the President." First off, I'm supposed to be unhappy that they plan on trying to get more legislators in office? Secondly, just because a bunch of D.C. people "haven't ruled out" the possibility of impeachment doesn't mean they're gonna actually do it. Third, how did I get on the Republican National Committee's mailing list in the first place? I guess that's what happens when you work in public accounting.
What is much more fascinating to me than the incessantly annoying bickering at in Washington DC is the Minnesota legislation. Today, the (Democrat-controlled) Senate passed three stadium bills, which, in general, are giving the entire Metro area a sales tax (I don't know how much it is exactly), and additionally tacking on some much-needed transportation bills for the Metro area. The Senate bills differ considerably from the ones passed by the House, but instead of both sides saying that they're going to be deadlocked and not pass anything, they're actually going to go to a conference committee and work out their differences. Wow, it's amazing what can happen when two sides agree to work things out, isn't it? Granted, Minnesota legislators are far from completely cooperative with each other, but it's still encouraging to see that they're willing to work out issues that both sides agree are important.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out who to call to get my name immediately stricken from the Republican National Committee mailing list.
UPDATE: I just looked at the "Support Reply" suggesting I donate $35 so I can receive their "exclusive 'I am proud Bush is my President' mouse pad." This letter also, while having my correct name above my address, starts with "Dear Ken,". . . who's Ken?
UPDATE II: I just tried removing my name from their mailing list on the GOP web site, and when I did it, it said, "Sorry, an error has occurred." NOW THEY AREN'T LETTING ME GO!