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I hope that this message is not intercepted before you receive it.
Please forgive me for not writing for such a long time but you were so very nice to me as a child that I thought it was somebody else's turn.
Today as I was watching the Senate debate over the FISA admendment which would grant retroactive immunity to the telecom companies that spied on US citizens on C-SPAN and I just knew that I had to write you quickly.
I know that you keep a list of who's been naughty and nice and between you and I there aren't very many nice people working in Washington, DC these days. I can't argue that most of them deserve a truck load of coal dumped right down their chimneys.
But Santa please send something extra nice to Senators Chris Dodd, Russ Feingold, Patrick Leahy and Jim Webb. They've worked extra hard this year and been really nice. If I recall they were always there for the really important votes and truly tried to do the right thing.
I've got to go now but will write more later.
P.S. Senator Arlen Specter was also nice most of the time.