Wow! A reply from Senator Feinstein!!

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Wow! A reply from Senator Feinstein!!

“I personally have found that as I gain experience in the Senate, my ability to effectively represent Californians grows as well. “

IMHO, of course, then why is her “experience” screwing up the state, nation and world? Apparently it’s a bad experience. I prefer the Jimi Hendrix Experience over her experience.

By the way, when I replied back to her email, while I knew that these replies come from a not active account, I thought it was funny with the reply-
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Dear Mr. Covalt:

Thank you for contacting me regarding congressional term limits. I appreciate hearing from you and apologize for the delay in my response.

As you know, United States Senators and Representatives are not subject to statutory term limits. Senators are elected to six year terms, staggered so that one third of the Senate runs for reelection every two years. In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state-imposed limits on congressional tenure violate the Constitution and that term limits can only be set through passage and ratification of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 1995, Congress attempted to pass such an amendment, but this effort ultimately failed in the Senate and in the House. You may be interested to know that Senator David Vitter (R-LA) has introduced a similar Constitutional amendment in the 111th Congress, S.J.Res. 1, to establish a two-term limit for members of the Senate and a six-term limit for members of the House of Representatives.

I personally have found that as I gain experience in the Senate, my ability to effectively represent Californians grows as well. I believe the ballot box is the most powerful term limit. When an elected official no longer meets the needs of constituents, the voters can select another representative. Be assured that I will continue to work hard in the United States Senate to promote governmental transparency and accountability, and to improve public confidence in elected officials.

Once again, thank you for writing to me. If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.

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  1. This “reply” is all standard boilerplate generated by politicians’ computers — computers you and I paid for. AT MOST the staff tallies which side of an issue you represent — perhaps more for future email blasts to tell you what a wonderful job the politico is doing, fixing the issue that concerns you.

    Writing letters to the editor is a 1,000 times more worthwhile use of your time than writing a politician. To be more accurate, better than writing a politician’s computer.

  2. Yes, I’m totally aware that this is the standard boilerplate letter. I tend to laugh at them because most of the time, just like this letter from her, it had nothing to do with my original letter/email to her. Mainly those emails to Feinstein and Boxer are to blow off some steam and to lower the BP.

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