Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good News

I got an e-mail from Johnny Mac himself. I was surprised that he took the time out of his busy campaign to write me, so I opened the e-mail immediately. The first three paragraphs have enough grammatical curiosities to lead me to believe that he didn't take much time to write.
I am writing to you today because as one of our Party's closest supporters, we need your immediate help.

With less than three months before the 2008 elections, nothing is more important than for us to raise the funds we'll need to carry out our winning strategy in districts and states all across the country, David.

The RNC has set a goal of raising $25 million in the next 30 days. It is absolutely critical that we raise these funds to counter the huge money generating operation of Barack Obama and the Democrats' liberal special interest allies.
The good news is that I am one of the Republican party's "closest" supporters. I don't know what it means to be a "closest supporter." Is that a real phrase? If the GOP considers me a supporter at all, Barack could be sitting pretty.

Then there's the matter of the capital "p" in "Party." Those who have had to endure me for long, know that "random Capitalization" is one of my pet peeves. But then, so is the phrase "pet peeve."

That whole second sentence needs some serious help. From its run-on nature to "nothing is more important than for us to raise the funds we'll need" to awkwardly ending the sentence with my name. Does anyone talk or write like this?

Lastly, I would like to see a hyphen between money and generating in that third paragraph. "money-generating operation."

/pedantry

[And for Chrissake, of course I am aware of the "irony" of me, the guy who usually has at least eight spelling/grammar errors in each post, criticizing anyone else for sloppy writing. Also aware McCain didn't actually write the e-mail. You can stop e-mailing with these points.]

1 comment:

Lips Dexter said...

"elite liberal special interests," was it?

say, who does your (P)arty get its money from, Maverick?