February 6th, 2004
Two form-letters in response to my form-letter requesting MA officials to support the SJC's same-sex-marriage decision:
Rep. Thomas Stanley
Thank you very much for your email regarding the marriage affirmation & protection amendment.
Please be assured that I support same-sex marriages and I am opposed to amending the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriages and civil unions.
If you have any questions regarding this issue, please feel free to contact me at (617) 722-2575.
THOMAS M. STANLEY
Gov. Mitt Romney
Thank you for your e-mail. The Governor encourages you to contact this office about issues that are important to the citizens of Massachusetts. E-mail provides an additional means by which citizens can communicate with the Governor's Office, providing the Governor and his staff real-time access to your comments and concerns. However, due to the large volume of e-mail submissions received on a daily basis, the Governor is unable to personally respond to each e-mail.
An Aide to the Governor reviews all e-mails daily. Requests for assistance or information that fall under the jurisdiction of the Governor's Office will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member, agency or office for further review. If you are writing to communicate an opinion on a particular issue, your comments will be recorded and brought to the Governor's attention as well as any other appropriate officials. Should you need immediate assistance, please contact a Governor's Aide via telephone at (617) 725-4005.
We encourage you to visit our website at www.mass.gov to learn about and gain access to important state services. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your concerns and comments with us.
Governor's Office of External Relations
State House, Room 111
Boston, MA 02133
Strange, but I'm getting subtly different vibes from these two. :-)
When I'm governor, I'm going to send out form letters that say,
Whatever you want, chances are my mind's already made up and you're not going to talk me into or out of anything. So either you're preaching to the choir or you're talking to the hand. Either way, I'm busy running the freaking state over here. Jeez. I don't bother you at work.
I think the refreshing honesty embodied in that message will get me re-elected over and over again.