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The Coup De Grease - De File
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cbertsch
cbertsch
The Coup De Grease
Now this sure brightened my day:

Dear Charlie,

We're sure that you have no doubt who we'll be voting for in November. But you should also know that we would be voting for our Dad in this election even if he had not raised us, loved us, tutored us, coached us, and even listened to a few excuses from us for late curfews. We have been privileged to know our President personally and we know he is the right person to lead our country - especially when there are so many important issues at stake.

Our Dad has qualities that are needed in a good President - loyalty, humor (embarrassing as it sometimes may be), compassion, and, most importantly, integrity. We're not the only ones who see it. In fact, our friends - from varying political backgrounds - are supporting our Dad in November. Not only because of his decisions to liberate the women of Afghanistan or bring freedom to the people of Iraq, but because during the last ten years they met a man whose title was Governor or President, but who was always happy to be known as "our Dad." He made everyone feel welcome and comfortable in our house (except for the occasional boyfriend) and our friends got to know him as a really good guy.

We know that when you get to know his record as President, you too will feel compelled to participate in this year's election - and hopefully get involved in the campaign, too. We know it can be hard to find time to think about politics. We just graduated from college and are perfectly aware that schoolwork, parties, and extra-curricular activities keep students busy, away from campaigns and voting booths. In the last election, less than half of 18- to 24-year-olds were registered to vote, and only 32% of them actually did vote. Sadly, many Americans our age did not take advantage of their right to vote.

We are asking you to get involved with this campaign not only because it is the most critical election of our lifetime, but also because we have the ability to positively change our future. Please encourage your friends to sign up on the campaign's web site (www.GeorgeWBush.com) and register to vote online. At the web site you'll also find a lot of information about how to get involved in our Dad's re-election campaign. It's an easy process, and it's the best way to have a say in this year's election.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to think about some big issues. This is a really important election, and we know that with your help our Dad will win in November.

"We just graduated from college and are perfectly aware that schoolwork, parties, and extra-curricular activities keep students busy, away from campaigns and voting booths." Indeed. But you can't beat the party being thrown by this crop of Republicans for nausea-inducing excess, can you?

Mode: flummoxed
Muse: Storms - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

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tpratt From: tpratt Date: August 25th, 2004 03:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

why you do this to me Charlie

I never realized how much the one on the left (Jenna, I suppose) looks like the Grinning Monkey in Chief. I think it would be fun to dictate this here heartfelt missive to either one of these brainiacs and see what they turn in. It's also rib-tickling as all get out that their mom says they're "all grown up" now and as far removed from youthful dipshittery as their father was when he was, oh, two and a half times their age. Thanks loads, Charlie. By the way, what part of town do you live in? I need to run a Hotwire search...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 26th, 2004 01:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: why you do this to me Charlie

Sorry about the delay. I thought I'd answered you. First, we live in the Northwest, near the intersection of Oracle and Magee.

At least it's clear that J and B almost certainly derive from the gene pool of their supposed parents. The grin has it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 26th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Tutored

I read "tutored" as "tortured" and was amazed that such language would be used, then realized my mistake, and, like song lyrics you come up with yourself from first hearing and sometimes maintain are a better "version" of the song than when you read the liner notes, decided there was more truth in the mistaken reading.

-megan m
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 28th, 2004 02:40 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Tutored

Sorry it took me a bit to unscreen your comment. If you ever feel ambitious, you can register as a LiveJournal user like my friend Steven -- masoo -- did purely for the purposes of commenting.

Don't meant to sound narcissistic there. Just wanted you to know.

Anyway, I love your misreading! It's very you. I have a Gmail account now, as Matt may have told you. Same before the "at" sign as with the U of A address.
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