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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Enlightening mailings from Rep. David Wu

It's funny how, during odd-numbered years, I don't hear much from my congressman, Rep. David Wu. But in even-numbered years (read: election years), I start to get mailings from the esteemed four-term congressman.

And they're expensive mailings, as I wrote about when I received one in February. Arriving in the mail today was another full-color mailing -- "prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense" -- from Wu on the topic of gas prices.

Among the gems was this info under the heading, "Congressman David Wu shares tips to conserve gasoline while driving":
  • Drive sensibly
  • Observe the speed limit
  • Remove excess weight from the car
  • Avoid excessive idling
  • Use cruise control
  • Keep tires properly inflated
Other earth-shattering ideas included:
  • Checking insulation and potential air leaks in your home
  • Using lighting controls like dimmers or timers
  • Replacing standard light bulbs with fluorescent lamps
And that was just the back page! Inside, we learned that buildings consume 65.2 percent of all US electricity. Not listed was the fact that buildings contain nearly 100 percent of all jobs and housing.

We learn that Wu wants to raise the average fuel mileage from 27.5 mpg to 33 mpg (no word on the cost to consumers) and provide tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles (no word on whether the tax incentives will make the more expensive cars pencil out cost-wise in comparison to standard fuel cars).

Thank goodness Congressman Wu spent our money to tell us these important things, less than four months before he takes on Derrick Kitts.


  • At 7/18/2006 7:24 PM, Blogger jgf said…

    Wu is a big ball of hot air. Not very profound, but true.

  • At 7/19/2006 4:06 PM, Blogger Capitol 3 said…

    our vote is going for Derrick Kitts Wu should stop wasting his money on Mailing!
    isn't the left gearing up for Car Tracking Devices on your car how is that saving us gas with the Toll Roads at a expensive 3.oo fee in Newberg through portland
    our vote is going for Derrick Kitts hope you all will stand with us!

  • At 7/19/2006 4:18 PM, Blogger Capitol 3 said…

    Hello all we had a low voter turn out this election time-But we did get senator Jason Atkinson 23 percent of the vote some Republican conservatives are getting discourged do to same sex marriage and stem cell research -as christians we know we are only here for a short time and we do our best to stand up for what is right as being pro life we never give up and we just keep trying til we get the crowns of glory in heaven for it!lets encourage our republican conservatives to vote so Derrick kits can win over wu!

  • At 7/19/2006 4:33 PM, Blogger Capitol 3 said…

    Hello ken what I see alot of is christian conservatives republicans are getting discouraged-due to same sex marriage stem cells and or pro life issues we must keep standing up for what is right such as marriage between one man and one woman being pro life but if we do not see change in the world don't get discourage with one another encourage one another Keep standing up
    for what is moraly right until we go to heaven !
    our vote is going for derrick kitts
    and pray for our legislatures!David wu needs to stop sending his mailings to republican voters and only send them to
    demonrat voters he is wasting his money!


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