Back when the US Senate was debating the nomination of then Solicitor General Elana Kagan to the US Supreme Court, a friend of mine sent a letter to Senator Kerry on the subject.
Today, Monday, 13 September 2010, he received a response from the office of Senator Kerry. I doubt that letters like this receive the personal attention of the Senator, but one would think that something like this, where the confirmation vote was on 5 August (she was sworn in as a Justice of the US Supreme Court on 7 August of this year), would merit a more prompt response. This kind of constituent service is demeaning to those who try and involve themselves by contacting the Senator's office. I think I still have a due-out from the Senator's office with respect to a question about how the Federal Government defines the term "High Speed Rail".♠
I did suggest to my friend that he apply for a job on the Senator's staff. There is an obvious hole in his staff and it needs to be plugged.
The alternative view is that he knows who the Republicans are and just stiffs them, in his own inimitable arrogant way. I would like to think that it is just the obvious hole in the staff and not an attitude toward those he thinks are not as smart as he is.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Hint. It isn't at speeds conceived by other nations, from Japan, to China, to Turkey to other European nations.
10 months ago