Jim Talent: Keeping America Safe for Spammers

And yet again

Subject: Keeping America Safe
From: “Talent for Senate” <info@talentforsenate.com>
To: me

Dear James,

Labor Day is behind us and kids are returning to school, which means the election is just around the corner. I have been working hard for Missourians over the last four years in the United States Senate and I will continue working hard every day in this campaign.

Translation: “I’m working hard to get my ass re-elected despite voting with President Bush 93% of the time.”

One of the ways we are reaching out to voters in Missouri is through television advertising. You might have seen some of our ads on television. If you haven’t seen our ads yet or want to share them with your family and friends, I invite you to watch them on my website at www.TalentForSenate.com.

I watch very little local television and haven’t seen any of your television advertising. I guess I’ll have make my decision based on the actual records of the candidates — It looks like you’re SOL.

Our most recent ad discusses my commitment to keeping America safe. I believe this is the most important job of our government.

Mr .Talent, “keeping America safe” != “voting with the President almost all the time”

Here’s what I believe we need to do to protect America:

  • Support the terrorist surveillance program

But only if there’s a Republican in the White House. Talent voted against a similar bill in 1996. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now, Mr. Flip Flopper.

  • Continue tracking and monitoring terrorists’ finances

Who, exactly, is opposed to this?

  • Secure the border to protect Americans

But not too secure, your buddies still want access to cheap labor, don’t they?

  • Continue to improve our human intelligence capabilities in cooperation with our allies

All the intelligence in the world means nothing if it’s ignored when it doesn’t jive with the Bush Administration’s world view — remember Iraq?

Elections matter. They are bigger and more important than me or my opponent. This election is in your hands and I hope to earn your trust and vote on Election Day.

Yes, elections matter (at least, for now), which is why you’re not getting my vote, Mr. Talent.

Thank you so much for taking the time to become more informed on my positions on the issues.

<sarcasm>And thank you for the spam.</sarcasm> — Another reason you’re not getting my vote.

Senator Jim Talent

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