Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chick Lit

Peter Roskam must be a ladies' man. One could draw that conclusion judging from the 6th District Congressman's newest mailer:
The four-color professionally produced brochure, hand-delivered to the mailboxes of Sixth District voters, has all the appearances of campaign lit targeting female voters. Did you know that Roskam was named 2012 "Best of Congress" by Working Mother? Your LakeCountyEye did not!

Roskam, who with Todd Akin sponsored the controversial No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act -- which redefines rape as "forcible rape" -- may fear he is staring down a widening gender gap. Who will the women of the Sixth be voting for on election day? Your LakeCountyEye advises ladies of the Sixth District to look for many more valentines signed by Peter Roskam between now and November. Just watch for those seven magic words ...
prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense
where you would expect to see a postage stamp:
For the record: Congressmen are are permitted to exercise their franking privileges up until 90 days before an election. Which happened to be on August 8, this year. Your LakeCountyEye has learned that Roskam's mailer was delivered to Sixth District mailboxes on, haha, August 18.

Like the typical ladies' man, Congressman Peter Roskam arrives late. And leaves you holding the tab.


Cal Skinner said...

I envious of your getting Peter Roskam's direct mail pieces.

Living only a couple of houses from the 6th District's northwest corner, I feel left out.

Maybe all of McHenry County's portion of the 6th District is being left out.

Is that because we are so solidly Republican and your area is not?

Barney Baxter said...

hi Cal,

Everything I see comes in over the transom.