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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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  •  Levin and Stabenow are also my senators.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Orla

    I email them regularly with my concerns.  We all know that their staff members send "form letters" to constituents sort of in the ball park of those concerns.  Someone in their office tallies the pros and cons on those issues.  I'm glad that most of the time they vote along with my democratic views. I'm glad that they at least respond.  I have a Republican representative who rarely answers my emails and votes in opposition to the common sense ideals of most of us.  So welcome to Michigan - be glad Levin at least acknowledges your existence.

    Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. - Einstein

    by moose67 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 07:33:39 AM PDT

    •  Happy to be in Michigan, thank you. (1+ / 0-)
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      moose67

      My rep is Upton.  When I wrote him with concerns about the pipe line, his people sent me a letter telling me how great the pipeline is for everyone.  I was not impressed.  I am happy to be in Michigan, though.  

      Living my dream in a tiny village,
      Orla

      •  I'm a little NW of Ann Arbor - (0+ / 0-)

        where are you?  We've got to work to get rid of these repubs running, or should I say, ruining our state.  We have so many beautiful places and wonderful people in this state - all we're missing is some sanity in Lansing.

        Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. - Einstein

        by moose67 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 05:39:23 PM PDT

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