Thursday, August 02, 2007

Finally! A reply!

Remember a few weeks ago I emailed all my public officials asking their opinion of the Sopranos finale? Finally! I received a reply.

Thank you for taking the time to send your request to Governor Schwarzenegger. The Governor has asked that we reply on his behalf.

As we hope you understand, the Governor receives many similar requests, and although he would like to fulfill each one, his busy schedule simply does not permit it.

Again, thank you for contacting the Governor’s Office.

Sincerely,


Office of Constituent Affairs

So I guess a lot of people have asked him his opinion of the SOPRANOS finale. He's received many similar requests. Who knew? But at least he responded. Hint hint, Senators Boxer & Feinstein, and Chief Justice Roberts.

15 comments :

Diogo said...

Ken,

Ask the governor if you can sleep with his wife. I'm sure he will have exactly the same reaction.

"As we hope you understand, the Governor receives many similar requests, and although he would like to fulfill each one, his busy schedule simply does not permit it."

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it was your request that gave the Chief Justice a seizure.

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Too soon?

steve said...

Ah, Sincerity. Can we ask for anything more?

Honorary Admiral (ret) David said...

For my 10,000th day of life (less than 10,000 days ago), a friend of mine wrote all 50 state governors asking that they send me a note of congratulations.

I received personal hand-written notes from a couple and, among other things, given the honor of being named an Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay. My favorite response was the letter that stated (paraphrased) "The governor's office receives too many requests to respond to each one. We hope you understand."

shecanfilmit said...

I wrote Arnold a letter last year about a controversial death sentence case (I was against killing the guy) and I received a letter back from an assistant that outlined exactly why the Governor did not stop the execution. I was surprised - and impressed - to get a response like that.

Robert said...

John Roberts: "Suddenly, everything went black."

Crutnacker said...

I hope you didn't write President Bush. He couldn't explain how to flush a toilet.

Whew, can you imagine Justice Roberts' fear when he saw something black?

I had a positive negative experience with one of my senators (Evil Republican Mitch McConnell. Not to be confused with brain dead republican Jim Bunning).

My best friend was in the army. His girlfriend was from New Zealand and also serving in the army. He reenlisted to stay with her. Then Iraq happened. She was due to get her citizenship and wound up getting shipped off to Baghdad before it could happened. Pissed off, I fired a letter to my Rep and Senator McConnell. My Rep said there was no way in hell she could intervene on a personnel issue. McConnell's office called me for more information, but never said another word.

My best friend packed up the house they shared, took care of her affairs for her, and then shipped off to Baghdad a few weeks later. When he got there, she told him they were through.

A few months later I got an e-mail from him. "Did you call your senator about my ex?"

"Yes."

"Well, she just got her citizenship, and they mentioned that someone from Kentucky had written to make it happen."

Thankfully, my friend got out safely.

Mike McCann said...

It's OK, Ken. I had my first experience with a form letter in 1963, when I sent Casey Stengel a couple of notes with strategy or trade suggestions and received the same generic reply both times. I'll say this, they had a really good "auto pen" or whatever mechanical device that placed his blue-inked signature at the end of the page. Looking back, I'm kinda sorry I never saved any of them.

emily latella said...

Dear Mr. Levine.

As I hope you understand, I read many blogs, and although I would like to reply to each one, my busy schedule simply does not permit it.

Again, thank you for blogging us.

E.L.

Will Teullive said...

At what point do you Arnold grew disillusioned with Hollywood? Maybe it was all those years without as much as a single Golden Globe nomination for his stellar acting?

"I haaaf too git ot of dis plaase, if itz da lazt ting I ever dooo"

Anonymous said...

Ken, isn't it a good thing that you got so few responses? Don't elected officials and their offices have enough paperwork and, hopefully, actual governing, to deal with to waste their time answering silly joke letters?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I can write English sentences. I meant to write: Don't elected officials and their offices have enough paperwork and, hopefully, actual governing, to deal with that they shouldn't be wasting their time answering silly joke letters?

estiv said...

Don't elected officials and their offices have enough paperwork and, hopefully, actual governing, to deal with that they shouldn't be wasting their time answering silly joke letters?

You'd think so, but often the answer is no, they don't. Find a copy of the book The Laszlo Letters for proof. Before he brought life to Father Guido Sarducci, the comic Don Novello created a character named Laszlo Toth who wrote letters to many public officials, and frequently got a serious response. It's very funny, but also kind of sad that his transparent put-ons are usually taken seriously.

tb said...

Thanks for the tip - I'll try to find that book, I always thought he was one funny dude ("Guido Sarducci")

Anonymous said...

Silverman is yet another MORON chosen to run a network. The sheer stupidity and ignorance of guys like him is equaled only by their lack of creative abilities. Still, he will probably look like a genius compared to Zucker.