Friday, November 13, 2009

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson Has Gone Daft

You may remember a previous post about an email I sent to Kay Bailey Hutchinson asking her to support the FRAC Act. She sent me back a lack luster response which I couldn't make heads or tails of whether she supported the FRAC Act or not. I sent another email requesting a bit more clarification. Here's the email below:

As your constituent and a supporter of the work of the
League of Conservation Voters, I just became aware of your poor environmental voting record in the 2005 National Environmental Scorecard. I am deeply disappointed that you consistently voted against commonsense environmental protections. When it comes to protecting our air, water and natural heritage from corporate polluters and developing a forward-looking energy policy, we need a Member of Congress who will stand up and do the right thing. You conveniently told me that you do not serve on the FRAC Act committee, while omitting vital information:

"On the same day the legislation was introduced, the FRAC Act was referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, on which I do not serve. Should S. 1215 come for consideration before the full Senate, please be assured that I will keep your comments in mind."

What comments of mine will you keep in mind? That the toxic water used in
fracturing is deadly? I'm curious to know your feelings on the FRAC Act and what way you plan on voting. I believe that as MY STATE representative in the senate, I have a right to know. You owe me full disclosure. I am hoping that your constituency and I can count on you to represent our views and vote to protect the environment more frequently in the key debates expected in the second session of the 109th Congress. Sincerely, Joely Trujillo

Today...I received my response. But again, I was completely confused. She thanked me for my recent email about healthcare reform. ????


Gar said...

Has gone daft? Please. She's been daft forever. And she's liable to be the next daft governor of Texas.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Holy begeezus!

Durango said...

I really don't think some of the Texas pols function at what might be considered full human function. They are puppets put in place to do the bidding of their puppetmasters. Both Kay Bailey and Kay Granger seem to be sorely lacking in something. I dunno, maybe personal integrity. And the ability to apply non cadaverous looking makeup.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

So, you think maybe there's some good ol' boys pulling their strings?

If I were in that spot, being a woman legislator, that's the first thing I would have enacted...good makeup application!