Friday, May 11, 2007

ROY BLUNT'S BONER

Got deep pockets? Want to help the Republicans regain control of Congress? Here's your chance.

Tickets are now on sale for the President's Dinner on June 13. No less a GOP heavyweight than Rep. Roy Blunt is making the big push to raise big bucks.

Blunt and Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina have penned a memo to fellow Republicans in Congress, asking the rank-and-file to make calls and sell tickets to the dinner. But they should have hired a proofreader first.

The Washington Post offers an excerpt of the letter:
"Following a disappointing loss of our majorities in the House and Senate, we need to restore the faith of the American voters in us. We heard their message this past November that we need to re-commit our priorities for lower taxes, securing our boarders [sic], supporting our troops and fiscal responsibility."
Republicans in Congress are expected to sell at least $40,000 in tickets to the $2,500-a-plate dinner. Blunt, the minority whip, has a goal of $150,000. He's advising his peers to "get one local donor from the congressional district to buy a table" for $25,000. We wonder who in southwest Missouri will pony up the dough when Blunt comes calling.

7 comments:

Dirtsister said...

The title of this post is very disturbing.

Made me look!

Anonymous said...

The title of this post is very funny.

MrsThurstonHowell said...

"We heard their message this past November that we need to re-commit our priorities for lower taxes, securing our boarders [sic], supporting our troops and fiscal responsibility."

Is that something to do with renters' rights? Just in case Boner Blunt doesn't call me, I'd probably better send another email his way to clear the air because he obviously didn't get MY message last November. The nerve of that guy.

Anonymous said...

I think the spawn of Boner Blunt is going to recieve a message from the voters before long. He probably won't get it either.

Anonymous said...

Spawn of Boner Blunt is a great name for a band.

Anonymous said...

The paper used this story on Sunday but changed the headline. No boners allowed at the Newsleader.

Anonymous said...

Oh how funny. Democrats don't raise money do they? No, they rely on the goodness of little children, housewives and the elderly to mail in their spare change so Mr. Roosevelt's party can save them.

Give me a break.

In case you're wondering, Anon 8:48, I got the message last November. Don't vote Democratic. Not ever.