Today’s post comes from Congressman Loomis Beechly, representing Minnesota’s 9th District – all the water surface area in the state.
Greetings, Constituents, but especially the rich ones!
I’m writing today to tell all billionaires whose fabulous homes border my district (lake shore property is expensive!) that I am available and willing to talk with them privately about any issue they feel is important enough to possibly merit a sizable contribution .
I’m not saying that I will change my position to entice mega-donors, but on many of the topics that matter most to the super-rich, I’m still formulating my opinions. I’d love to hear more about what influential people have to say , and as the Supreme Court has already reminded us, money is speech! So speak to me, already! I can’t wait to hear your voices mingling with the rustling of your cash as you rush forward to press more of it into my hands!
Although actual contributions will only happen if we already agree on the major policies of the day. I am a highly principled public servant and a man of the people. But like most human beings I feel more agreeable around vast sums of money.
And for my less-well-off constituents, a side note. Don’t be overly concerned that I am groveling before and buttering up these super-rich donors.
Yes, just like you, I like piles of money. I like them in the same way anglers love big, fat walleye. I’m always hopeful that I’ll land one, but I’m not going to let my lust for reeling one in drag me into the lake.
And if you’re concerned that I’ve said too much and now the ultra-rich will know that I only see them as fish – bless you for caring but worry not!
Mega-donors don’t read fundraising letters.
Mini-donors don’t read fundraising letters.
Truly, nobody reads fundraising letters.
Everyone has stopped by the 301st word, which is this one.
At any rate, the sort of supporter I’m seeking has already handed this off to a minion, who (hopefully!) has used the information on the masthead to schedule a private conversation. Because the super-rich don’t contribute to political campaigns based on the sort of words that just anyone can hear. They base their support on the private things I say that can’t be traced, quoted or repeated!
And what are those things? Political blah-blah-blah, and probably nothing you would find too memorable. Honestly, even I can’t recall. But I assure you that if I ever compared someone a big, fat Walleye, I would consider that a total compliment!
Your Completely Honest Congressman,
When money talks, do you listen?