Happy Birthday Charlie Rangel!
by Matt Stoller, Fri Jun 08, 2007 at 12:10:43 PM EDT
Someone just forwarded me this invitation. I love birthday cake!
From: Heather Podesta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 14:44:35
Subject: Mr. Chairman -- Keep the Party Going
Please join us on Wednesday, June 13, at 8:00 am for a breakfast honoring Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY). Rep. Rangel is Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. We are thrilled for this opportunity to celebrate and honor a truly dedicated and hard-working public servant. Serving as Dean of the New York Delegation, Charlie is the fourth-longest serving Democratic member of the House. He is also celebrating a 77th birthday on Monday.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be an intimate and belated birthday party. The event will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol Street, and the suggested contribution is $2,500 PAC and $1,000 personal. Checks can be made out to "Rangel for Congress." Please forward this invite to someone who may also be interested in attending or contributing.
Thank you for your consideration,
Here's who Heather Podesta is. Yes, Podesta should be a familiar name. She's the wife of big name lobbyist Tony Podesta, who is the brother of Clinton White House Chief of Staff and current Center for American Progressive head John Podesta.
Progressives have a lot of work ahead of us.
Oh, and if you have $1000 for a breakfast or $2500 from your PAC, I'm sure it's going to be yummy. They'll probably have bacon. Mmmm.