Pleasing Everyone--well, almost...
Dear Madame Corinne Wood:
I have visited your web site and
viewed the list of groups one could join: http://www.woodforgovernor.com/contents/volunteer/community.shtml
You have covered all sides of the
political spectrum: there are Fiscal Conservatives for Wood and
Democrats for Wood, Independents for Wood, so only Libertarians
The list really gives a broad choice:
there are "Pro-Life voters for Wood" and "Pro-choice voters for
Wood", so it is totally impossible to understand whether you are pro-life
or pro-choice, fiscal conservative, or Democrat, or do not have your own position,
and just trying to get votes from all sides.
The choice of nationalities is also
very broad: There are "Germans for Wood", "Greeks for Wood",
Irish, Italian, Indians, Norwegians, Swedes, and Slovaks. I did not find "Russians
for Wood", but I am not sure why Russians would vote for Wood, they have
President Vladimir Putin. Maybe you meant German Americans, Greek Americans,
The choice of Americans of different
heritage is also broad: there are "African-Americans for Wood", "Arab-Americans
for Wood", "Asian-Americans for Wood", "Croatian-Americans
for Wood", "Polish-Americans for Wood", but there are no "Americans
for Wood", which I thought is really a big group in Illinois.
I have an impression that your web
site discriminates on a base of gender: there are "Moms for Wood"
but no "Dads for Wood". Also I am not sure if I were female and an
attorney, should I sign for "Women Lawyers for Wood" or just "Lawyers
for Wood"? Is a woman lawyer not a lawyer?
The choice of professions is also
very strong: from Bankers for Wood to Bikers for Wood.
I was especially impressed with Firefighters for Wood. Unfortunately
there is one group I was specifically interested in: the "Group to Restore
the Second Amendment and Respect the Constitution", or the "People
for the Right to Self-Defense from criminals and terrorists for Wood",
which I would be happy to join, but could not find.
There is, however, on the very top
of the list is the Anti-Gun Violence Supporters. I am not sure about
the meaning of this term. Recently one of the activists of the Million Moms
March was convicted for shooting and seriously injuring a totally innocent man.
She is surely Anti-Gun and at the same time Violence Supporter.
There is no way I am going to join that group.
The only group I surely belong to
is Men for Wood, but I am not sure what are you going to do for
this special interest group. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a group suitable
for me, therefore I am not able to support you at this time.
Vladimir Kushnir, Ph.D.
Caucasian Russian-Jewish-American White Man, Physicist, Computer Programmer,
Advanced Scuba Diver, Downhill Skier, Jazz Piano Player, Dad, Taxpayer, Gun
Owner, and American Citizen.
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