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Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): frankly, the importance of being Vicky (December 20, 2011)

Oh, Happy Holidays!

Rep. Vicky Hartzler ‏@RepHartzler

Good news: The House Administration Comm. reversed it’s Scrooge prohibition from Members communicating “Merry Christmas” in a letter. 10:53 AM – 11 Dec 13

Actually, you could always send a letter wishing anyone “Merry Christmas”, as long as you paid for it and it was in your own name. Now it can be at taxpayer expense, right?

Scrooge? Scrooge? I do remember something about a Scrooge character. Oh, yes:

“At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge, … it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.”

“Are there no prisons?”

“Plenty of prisons…”

“And the Union workhouses.” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”

“Both very busy, sir…”

“Those who are badly off must go there.”

“Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.”

“If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”

See, they didn’t see a need for Obamacare either! On the same page, eh?

A bah, humbug reply on form over substance?:

Caleb-Michael Files ‏@cmichaelfiles

@RepHartzler I hope you don’t send me a letter wishing me a Merry Christmas. 10:57 AM – 11 Dec 13

Heh. In four minutes, no less.