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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2005, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Luxury you can afford, and Tom Delay is a pinata

I just had the great fun of sending the following letter to American Airlines, Bacardi USA, Nissan USA, RJR and Verizon.
Look, I understand that this is about money. The Republicans control all three branches of government and the media, and virtually any change in that scenario probably looks like it will cost you money. But this about you client base. NONE of you are indispensable. And Tom Delay's effect on the average consumer has been relentlessly negative. People will fly less, drive less, quit smoking, stop drinking and use the internet for long distance calls if they simply don't have the money to pursue other alternatives.

It's not your obligation to care about the welfare of the American people, and I'm not surprised you don't. Corporations are an alien lifeform. Humans are prey, But think about your own well-being. Remembbr....
'Profits must increase every quarter.'

Profits will NOT increase with this wannabe-robber baron slash religious zealot in power.

If you have to, think of him as a sacrifice to make the liberals think they actually won something. But his usefulness has ended, except as a human sacrifice. (Euphemistically speaking..... probably)

Josef Stalin spoke of 'useful idiots'. If you look up that phrase in the dictionary, there are no words, only Tom Delay's picture.

I suppose it goes without saying that I'll actively avoid contributing a dime to your company's bottom line, until you publicly condemn Delay, which I have ZERO expectation you will do. I am already researching your subsidiaries. Understand, i don't BLAME you. But the best way to hurt a corrupt politician is in the pocketbook.

Guess who's today's 'pockebook'?

The rest of this is just a form letter you've already gotten a couple thousand times.

The bipartisan House Ethics Committee has rebuked Tom DeLay three times. DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee is the subject of a grand jury investigation for money laundering and illegal campaign contributions. Three of DeLay's closest associates have already been indicted.

Every day the accounts of Tom DeLay's unethical behavior get worse and worse. Prominent conservative voices, such as the Wall Street Journal editorial page, are saying that Tom DeLay has gone too far.

As a consumer, it's unacceptable to me for your company to support Tom DeLay's unethical behavior. It is time to restore ethics in Washington. It is time to demand more of our politicians.

You can restore my confidence in your company by:

(1) providing an explanation of why your company contributed to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust;

(2) pledging that you won't donate any more money to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust; and

(3) formally requesting that Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Trust return the money you have already contributed

I look forward to a response from you on this important matter.

Thank you.
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