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An Open Memo to RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman

UPDATE 5/5/06 – Not surprisingly, Chairman Mehlman, like the Bush administration and the corrupt Republican Congress, avoided any substantive or honest discussion of the topics Peggy helpfully suggested. It’s yet another reason we need a change in Washington. To read the text of Mehlman’s speech, click here.

For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2006

DT: Thursday, May 4, 2006
TO: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman
FR: Peggy Lamm
RE: Topics to discuss during your visit to Colorado

Thank you for holding the Republican National Committee’s annual meeting of State Chairs in Colorado this year.

As you know, our nation faces some very serious challenges, ranging from skyrocketing gas prices, the cost of prescription drugs and health insurance, unprecedented budget deficits and, of course, the war in Iraq. With these issues in mind, this memo offers some helpful suggestions for topics that you may wish to explain in your speech today:

1. Why Republicans have sided repeatedly with big oil companies by refusing to crack down on oil companies that are gouging consumers with high gas prices;

2. Why Republicans in Congress have refused to provide any oversight of the Bush administration’s failed policies in Iraq;

3. Why the Republican prescription drug plan is ridiculously complex and fails to provide meaningful savings to America’s seniors;

4. Why the Bush Environmental Protection Agency is more interested in electing rubberstampers like Rick O’Donnell than in protecting the environment;

5. Why Republicans in Congress have blocked meaningful ethics reforms;

6. How Republicans can call themselves fiscal conservatives when they’ve created the largest deficits in history, increased the federal debt by trillions of dollars and raided billions from the Social Security system;

7. Why the Bush administration has failed to provide adequate body armor to our troops;

8. Why Donald Rumsfeld still has his job.

I hope you will find these suggestions helpful. In the meantime, please enjoy your stay in the Centennial State.