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June 24th, 2004


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12:13 pm
Following is a copy of an e-mail I just sent to Senator John Breaux (D-LA), the only Senator to vote against the bill to raise indecency fines.
Senator Breaux, I just wanted to compliment you for voting against the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act. Attaching it to the Defense Authorization Act was (and is) a ridiculous bit of political pandering done so the sponsors could ensure (near) unanimity; I applaud your act of conscience to speak against it.

I'm not sure of your feelings on he larger issue of "broadcast decency" (and, as someone who's not a resident of Louisiana, I don't know how much weight my opinion has with you), but I would like to say that broadcast decency itself seems borderline silly as a political cause, something that will make some hay with voters to keep them distracted from larger issues the Senate should be worried about--speaking for myself, I don't care what variety of naughty conduct I see on television, I'm more worried about not having health insurance.

In any case, thank you again for your "no" vote, and I will follow your career from the suburbs of Chicago.

cc: Senator Richard Durbin, (D-IL); Senator Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL); Obama for Illinois campaign headquarters; Chicago Tribune letters page
If I get any feedback, I'll post it here.

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From:arettber
Date:June 24th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
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I wonder if Breaux is compensating for the pain he felt when Zell Miller took away the "Most Conservative Democrat" trophy from him. He's probably also been passed by Joe Lieberman (who had quite the burst of Joementum).

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