20 July 2008

Dear Chad Carter:

Out of respect for your privacy, I have not published your email and contact info which you left. Out of respect for mine, I'm not sure that I want to be in email contact with every member of his extended family. True, I was rude and disrespectful in the tone of my letter. I probably shouldn't have been. But do you know what? If I'm on the "do not call list," your campaign is rude and disrespectful to call me in the first place. Just because it's LEGAL to call me umpteen million times, does NOT make it polite or right. Common sense would dictate that you RESPECT the wishes of the voter and not call those who have already made it clear they don't like being bothered at home by people they don't know by placing their names on said do not call list.

Oh, and by the way... the calls themselves informed me that Mike Carter is pretty well supporting public schools. As the mom of an autistic who has been abused in school and NOT GIVEN an IEP despite a diagnosis of autism from a prestigious children's hospital (you're smart and you can guess where), I have really been through it with "quality public education." It's an oxymoron. I'm quite sure I FLIPPED OUT and overreacted in my letter to Mr. Carter, but if you would be so kind, please read this post to understand the background from which I was hearing these calls:


You can write whatever you want in my comment section. I'll certainly consider publishing it. I had pulled the entry you spoke of to work on it a bit, but then I got sick and forgot. So I'll just leave it as-is and you can reply as you see fit.

Mrs C (not my real name)
KC metro area


  1. I have gotten those messages too. I can understand getting the message once, but to get so many of them is just rude and obnoxious. I will certainly remember how he has respected me when it comes to election time.

    -- Missouri Dad

  2. Yep.

    This is Mrs. C testing the comment section as anonymous. :]

  3. I hate it when people call me even though I'm on the do-not-call list. Thanks to telemarketers, I have to pay extra so I can use caller id to screen my calls.


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