A Contest – With Prize

Via Atrios: Enough.

“Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?” Mr. Rove asked. “Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.”

Enough with this. I want you all to do something.

If you are represented by a Republican in either house of Congress, I want you to send him or her an e-mail along the lines of the following:

Dear Rep./Sen. [Name],

According to the New York Times, presidential advisor Karl Rove recently said that liberals in this country want our troops to die.

As a liberal, I find this deeply offensive. I don’t feel this is the sort of rhetoric our country needs during wartime, and I resent the idea that I want any of our troops to come to harm. In making such statements Mr. Rove is not only impugning my politics, he is degrading my basic humanity.

As a constituent of yours, I would like to know, [sir/madam], if you agree with Mr. Rove’s statements. Does he speak for you?


[your name]

The first person to get a response back that either distances the congressman/woman from Rove’s statements will get their good work recognized here when we post the entire e-mail on the blog.

You’ll also get a free First Draft T-shirt of your choice from the swag store to your left. That’s slightly less sucky. E-mail your responses to first_draft_blog at yahoo dot com.

Remember, it has to be a Republican. Democrats denouncing this shit is good, but not enough to get it all over the Sunday shows. We just need to find one good-hearted, non-pudding-headed Republican Congressman or Congresswoman who’s willing to say Karl, you went a little too far.

I’m sure they’re out there. We just have to find them.


Update: Press conference with Hillary and others live at 1:15 p.m. ET.