Just got a call from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, asking for a donation. The conversation went like this:
Caller: “Hi, I’m calling on behalf of Nancy Pelosi and the DCCC. We’d like to thank you for your past support, and ask if you can support us again for the 2008 elections.”
Me: “Sorry, but right now I’m only donating directly to candidates. You can tell Nancy that I’ll only donate money to the DCCC again when the Democrats in Congress show some damn backbone and actually stand up to Bush and his cronies, and stand up for the Constitution.”
Caller: (sounding surprised). “Uh, OK.”
Now, what surprises me is that the caller was surprised. You would think that my message was one that they would hear pretty regularly these days, considering the low esteem in which Congress is held by the public.