Friday, January 16, 2004
January 17, 2004
The Honorable Charles Pickering
U. S. District Court
245 East Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Dear Judge Pickering,
Happy Martin Luther King Day! And what better way to celebrate it than by having Our President (“43”) give you a Recess Appointment to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals! That man just won’t take no for an answer! And neither will you!
It doesn’t matter that the Senate Judiciary Committee blew you off two years ago, and then the Demos talked themselves blue in the face last year to keep you out. Our President gets what he wants, and you’re his man! By the time Congress votes to make you legitimate in 2005, there won’t be any Demos left in Congress, and you’ll be in! Then it’s straight to the Supreme Court!
Remember when Our President said, “I’m a uniter, not a divider”? He got that right, didn’t he? He’s done a better job of uniting the right wing of the Republican Party than anybody in history! And now you get to be his soldier! Now that Strom Thurmond is gone and Trent Lott has been sent to the corner with a dunce cap, we need a strong Mississippi man to fix “all these problems we’ve been having all these years.” (Remember when Trent Lott said that?) We need you to protect the free speech rights of cross-burners! We need you to stand up against interracial marriages! We need you to protect our God-given right to stop women from having abortions!
By the way, I know I’m a little late, but congratulations on being named Mississippi Man of the Year in 1963. Better late than never.