Tuesday, May 11, 2004
DANIEL L. DOW of Fremont, California was upset with his Congressman, Pete Stark. So he sent him a fax:
I am appalled that you voted against today's House Resolution 627, Roll Number 150. This measure would have shown publicly that you condemn the abuse of the prisoners in Iraq while simultaneously commend the service of the fine men and women who are serving in Iraq that bring honor to the uniform that they wear and to the Nation that they serve...
Much to Dow's surprise, Congressman Stark called back a few hours later, and left a message on his machine:
Dan, this is Congressman Pete Stark, and I just got your fax. And you don’t know what you’re talking about. So if you care about enlisted people, you wouldn’t have voted for that thing either.
But, probably someone put you up to this, and I’m not sure who it was, but I doubt if you could spell half the words in your letter, and somebody wrote it for you. So I don’t pay much attention to it