How do I love thee?

 

Yesterday morning (April 27, 2006), Democratic Congressman from Illinois Rahm Emanuel asked and was given permission to address the House for one minute.  Mr. Emanuel said, “Mr. Speaker, investigators have recently uncovered a letter from the Republican leadership to special interest lobbyists.”  He then read the following letter:

Dear Lobbyists,

How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth of thy oil wells, for thou shall have $14.5 billion to drill them.
I love thee to the heights of thy drug profits,
For the Medicare bill gives you $139 billion in profits.
I love thee for thy golf courses, private jets and retirement jobs.
I love thee for thy donations, libations and vacations.
For now we must part, and I call it reform.
But remember, in December, once we get past November,
The travel ban expires, and I’ll meet you at the tees.
Yours forever, cause I can’t quit you,

The Republican Congress.

[Congressional Record: April 27, 2006 (House)]
[Page H1873]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr27ap06-141]

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