(Sent to a list of perhaps a hundred journalists around the world.)
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Subject: Please recommend a moderate supreme court choice to your readers
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 18:35:14 -0700
From: David Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello, I'm writing to ask you to endorse a moderate supreme court
candidate to replace Justice O'Connor. Personally, I believe it's
reprehensible for anyone to recommend a politically biased judge
(whether liberal or conservative) as doing so effectively negates the
value of the judiciary. I'm not so naive as to believe this isn't or
hasn't always been the case, but I am sufficiently idealistic to believe
that we should at least strive for improvement.
Anyway, I merely ask that rather than you recommend a judge based on how
that judge would likely favor your views, consider whether that is the
right metric, and ask your fans to consider this as well. Thanks!