Dear Representative Deal,
I am writing you about an issue which I find troubling. With all of the talk about the problems of earmarks in bills, I find it amazing that the Congress has made no progress towards eliminating this. With all of the corruption this process has allowed, I find it inexcusable for any conservative legislator NOT to be pushing this issue wholeheartedly. For me, elimination of the earmarking process is the litmus test by which you will be judged in the 2006 election.
P.S. If you respond to this, I reserve the right to post it on my blog (http://politicsandpigskins.blogspot.com).
If I get a response from Congressman Nathan Deal, I will share it with all of you.