Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Price Of Friendship

Congressman Mike Arcuri would really, really like to be your friend:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Reception honoring Congressman Mike Arcuri (NY-24)

The National Democratic Club Townhouse

40 Ivy Street, SE

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Requested Contributions: $5,000 PAC Host, $2,500 PAC Sponsor and $1,000 Friend

That's right, for just $1000 you too can become Mr. Arcuri's valued "friend" and gain access to a 90 minute slot of his precious schedule. Sure, it's probably not going to be the kind of quality time those lobbyists ponying up five grand in cash are going to get, but at least it's something, right?

Even the true-believers at Daily Kos have come to realize that coughing up some cash might be the only way to get his attention:

He said all the right things when I first spoke to him about our son-in-law's stop-loss status and pending third deployment to Iraq. Since then, however, neither he nor his local representative nor his Utica representatives have responded to my e-mails nor to a paper letter which I wrote to him.

I realize that our concerns aren't that important to him, even though it is a life or death matter for us, and I realize that there is only so much he can do to help us anyway, probably. However, it would have made all the difference to us if he had at least responded and even pretended to care....

It's all about the "family values". In this case, even getting Mr. Arcuri to pretend to care would appear to have a thousand dollar pricetag.