With all this talk during the debates of Main Street Versus Wall Street, I thought I would pass along this email from my friend [Name Redacted], who has witnessed for herself the triumph of conservative economic principles at the grass roots level. And while I realize that Jonah Goldberg, K-Lo and the other members of their Day Care group also stoop to padding out their posts with emails, this one at least has the virtue of being real.
Posted by scott on October 4th, 2008As you may have heard, my mom is the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the Republican Womens group she belongs to.However, there’s a problem, because whenever she organizes fundraising events, no one wants to contribute anything above what the event actually costs. So for a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm (to see the replica of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell because they are SuperPatriots™) everyone insists on paying only what the trip actually costs.This means the organization makes no money for next year because no one will put in anything that is not for themselves.I know you must be astonished by a Republican group who will not spend any money for the benefit of anyone else, or for the future. So they will have no money next year and won’t be able to do anything or donate any money to any causes (lapel pins?)It’s shocking. I hope you were sitting down during that.