GOP form letters

The Nevada Republican Party has taken form letters to a new level.

“Check the boxes of up to five newspapers that you would like to write to, fill in the form below and send your letter in support of President Bush today!” reads the party’s website. By clicking on certain items, whole sections of letter can be added. One click, for instance, and this is added: “Reducing the overall tax burden on small businesses and eliminating the unfair double taxation on dividends spurs investment by individuals and businesses enabling much needed capital investments and spurring job creation.”

Another click inserts, “Accelerating existing tax relief will encourage consumer spending by giving 92 million taxpayers an average $1,083 in tax relief this year, immediately injecting billions into the economy.” No mention is made of bailouts that inject billions into the economy.

The site also offers tips on how to write a letter that is more likely to get published ("Be sure to state your main point in the subject line and in the first sentence of the letter").