I received this in an email yesterday, thanks for the tip Jane:
I don’t regularly subscribe to the Statesman but did read today’s and in an article so small it could easily be missed was something that I hope will become another big issue and maybe the last straw. I wrote to Hutchison, Cornyn, and Carter at their contact addresses below and am encouraging everybody else to do something similar. The Bush Administration is insufferable.
And this reminder came later:
Thanks for pointing this out. I will write and also make phone calls and urge you all to do the same. Years ago at a WCDP meeting I questioned an intern for Chet Edwards about the most effective way of getting our legislator’s attention, and she said phone calls were best, with post mail second, and email third. Whatever anyone can do to express their outrage over this is better than nothing however!!!
Carter: 202-225-3864 or locally: 512-246-1600
Cornyn: 202-224-2934 or locally: 512-469-6034
Hutchison: 202-224-5922 and in Dallas: 214-361-3500
Here’s the whole story from the NYT, Bush Set to Approve Takeover of 9 Military Plants by Dubai, and a few graphs to whet your whistle:
President Bush is expected on Friday to announce his approval of a deal under which a Dubai-owned company would take control of nine plants in the United States that manufacture parts for American military vehicles and aircraft, say two administration officials familiar with the terms of the deal.
The officials, who were granted anonymity so they could speak freely about something the president had not yet announced, said that the final details had not yet been set and that Mr. Bush might put conditions on the transaction to keep military technology in the United States.
Surely this is something we’d all feel better about if it was owned by an American company.Â Again, like last time, this raises all kinds of questions. I’m sure that your representatives would like to hear from you on this. And like it says above you know which one grabs there attention most. I don’t know about you but I’ve got nationwide long distance included with my plan on my cell phone.