Blog: Dave LeggettDon't mention it, George

Dave Leggett | 5 November 2004

I receive quite a bit of e-mail 'spam' - you may know the sort of thing; invitations to take a mortgage, buy viagra, see celebs undressed etc. It is relentless and voluminous. Maybe your firewall/spam filter stops much of it. It's a little bit of a problem for us at times because there are some programmes that can easily target a public Internet resource such as just-auto and our spam filter occasionally groans under the strain (the sheer volume is mind boggling). But my hotmail account has been pretty well behaved lately. Not too much comes in.

But the below note was in it when I checked it this morning. I've no idea what I did to help secure George Dubya's election victory (the answer, of course, is absolutely nothing), but I guess this has been sent out to millions and I'm just one of many misdirects. Made me laugh though. Don't mention it Ed! It was nothing, really!

From: Ed Gillespie, RNC Chairman
To: Mr. David Leggett
Subject: Thank You



Dear Mr. Leggett,

On behalf of President Bush, Vice President Cheney and all our GOP candidates, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you for your generous support of the Republican National Committee during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Because of the commitment and dedication of Sustaining Members like you, President Bush was re-elected with the largest popular vote in American history. We also increased our Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and made key gains across the country. This is YOUR victory -- we couldn't have achieved it without you on our team.

We are all looking forward to working to fully implement the President's agenda for a better, brighter, more secure America. With your continued support of our President, our Party and our cause, I know we will succeed. Thank you again for everything you did to make 2004 a year of sweeping Republican victories.

Best Wishes,

Ed Gillespie
RNC Chairman



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