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I am sure all of us are accustomed to writing our elected officials disparaging policy X, and getting a canned e-mail back thanking us for our support of policy X.  But this e-mail from Michigan Senator Carl Levin made me laugh out loud.

I recently moved to Michigan and lost no time sharing my opinions with my new senators and congressman.  As you might well imagine, this past two weeks I've been talking and writing about Syria.  Today I received a charming reply from Senator Levin.

"Dear Miss __,

Thank you for contacting me about climate change. I appreciate hearing your concerns about this matter..."  He went on about slowing climate change, and thanked me for writing to him.

The really fun part is, I haven't written the Senator about Climate Change.  I did write to him about the Pipeline some weeks ago.  I suppose this was in reply to that.   Maybe this is his only "ecology" boilerplate.  I look forward to seeing what his staff sends out about Syria.

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