Creative Destruction

July 25, 2006

How Republicans Will Be Running in 2006

Filed under: Politics — Ampersand @ 5:57 pm

Well, one Republican, anyway. Yesterday, I received a fundraising letter from Senator Gordon Smith (republican). This short letter (22 paragraphs, many of them consisting of only one sentence) contains:

13 mentions of the word “tax” and variations (taxes, taxed, etc), three in a bold font. (The only other thing that gets a bold font is a request that I send Mr. Smith some money).

12 mentions of “border,” “immigrants,” or variations on those words.

1 mention of the word “terrorism” (in the context of immigration).

Zero mentions of the words “Iraq,” “Iran,” “Afghanistan,” “Middle East,” etc..

Zero mentions of the words “Bush” or “President.”


1 Comment »

  1. Abortions for some, tiny American flags for others!

    Comment by Adam Gurri — July 26, 2006 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: