Mr. D. SpatchelThe US Congress
November 2, 2006
Two-Ton Tony Galento Square
Somerville, Mass 02144
Dear Mr. Spatchel,
Thank you for your letter dated October 17. I am always happy to hear from constituents so enthusiastic about our democratic process, and I have yet to hear from anyone who shares as much eagerness as you in helping change and shape our great country.
However, as wonderful as all your suggestions are, I am not quite sure how feasible they may be. For instance, I am afraid I lack the political pull to, as you have requested, "hang the bastards." It may also be difficult to determine just who exactly the bastards in need of hanging are, though I am sure the list you attached to your letter, which I have not yet fully read, would serve as a good start or at least point in the direction we should take.
Additionally, while I enjoy classic rock music just as much as you, I believe the "More Rock, Less Talk" bill would not get very far in debate. Not only would we face stiff opposition from members of the radio industry and the FCC, the cause may even be unfortunately construed and unfairly accused as being a waste of Congressional time and resources.
And although I appreciate the generous idea of putting a Slurpee machine in every house, after discussing the installation, maintenance and Slurpee mix costs with the good people at 7-11, I have determined that this endeavor would prove to be too costly to pursue, even if we use your plan to divert war funds from Iraq towards fulfilling this dream.
Finally, while I wish I could affirm that your personal tax dollars are going towards the funding of government-run circus schools, I am afraid I cannot. One's taxes cannot be earmarked for any specific purpose, I am sorry to say, and additionally, I don't think we have any federally-funded circus schools to begin with. Before you respond, I'll check into the feasbility of at least starting one, though I will warn you right now prospects aren't good.
In conclusion, it has been refreshing to read your views, and I am personally grateful to you for your input. Thank you so much for taking the time to send your views my way. The best part of having done so is because, now that you have given me your 104-page manifesto with all your opinions, views and suggestions, you will never ever ever have to write me again, ever.
Superstar of the Legislative Branch