Saxby and I correspond quite often, so I feel comfortable thinking of him by his first-name rather than by the whole ducal title “Republican Senator of Georgia, Saxby Chambliss.” I’ve never known anyone named Saxby before.
His job is to work for me and to protect my interests, as a citizen of Georgia and the United States. I don’t feel as though I really have that many people working for me, so I take the responsibility very seriously. I write to him often, expressing concerns, laying out arguments, proposing solutions and – most importantly – asking him to consider (at least on occasion) using his vote for the common good.
That man! Sometimes I think he really forgets that he’s supposed to represent all our interests, not just those of some of us. Sometimes he ignores my correspondence. Sometimes he sends a form letter. On nearly every issue, he votes in just the opposite way from what I had requested (bless his heart).
Men. What can you do? I was really starting to become despondent about our relationship, but then I received a wonderful email from Saxby today – just after noon.
I won’t quote the whole letter, because … well, it’s full of the usual, and let’s just leave it at that.
Amazingly, he has proclaimed his desire for me! He offers himself to me – forever, and without hesitation!
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns for S. 2253, a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to offer the 181 Area of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing. I appreciate hearing from you and want you.
Natural gas prices have been rising … Blah, blah, blah….
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me. If you would like to receive timely email alerts regarding the latest congressional actions and my weekly e-newsletter, please sign up via my web site at: www.chambliss.senate.gov. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if I may ever be of assistance to you.
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For all that Senator Chambliss says he “wants me,” and offers to be there for me (anytime and for ever), it seems he doesn’t take my requests for assistance very seriously. Our relationship is still very rocky.
But we don’t really have a relationship, do we? Who really gets the benefit of the votes he casts?
Follow the money, girls. Follow the money.
The thing that really hurts my feelings? I’m already on his newsletter list, and he didn’t even notice.