Senate Majority Project

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Do YOUR Part in the War on Terror … Buy a GOP Calender!

The RNC just sent the following e-mail from Chair Ken Mehman:
I am writing today to ask you to help the Republican Party - and maybe help out your own holiday shopping while you're at it.

With the holidays here and the New Year just around the corner, the Republican National Committee is releasing the 2006 edition of our annual RNC Calendar. … By ordering the 2006 RNC Calendar with your contribution of $25, you'll help advance President Bush's second-term agenda … The stakes are high in 2006 - our party's bold agenda, victory in the war on terror, and the President's ability to nominate judges who won't legislate from the bench …
Yep, the Republican Party is hawking calendars as a way to raise money and in the process “advance … victory in the war on terror.”

It does not appear that any of the money will actually go toward helping make America safer. That job will continue to be mismanaged with your tax dollars. According to 9-11 Commission chair Tom Kean, in a report to be released tomorrow morning,

"A lot of the things we need to do really to prevent another 9/11 just simply aren't being done by the president or by the Congress.”
At any rate, you can buy a calender here, and then use it to NOT design an artificial timetable for leaving Iraq.

And shouldn’t the RNC really be avoiding the term “Holiday Shopping?” Wait until Bill O’Reiley and Dennis Hastert hear this one….