I would settle for getting my constituent e-mails answered… As much as I dislike Durbin, at least I get a response when I email him. Sheesh.However, it appears that the junior senator from Illinois does answer some of his mail, especially from those who are having problems getting along with their neighbors. Like this poor soul:
Dear Barry:And, of course, Iowahawk manages to uncover the senator's sage answer. Sage, I tells ya.
I try to get along with the people in my neighborhood, but sometimes it can be difficult. Take for example my neighbor "Mahmoud." Last weekend while I was seeding my lawn, he drove back and forth slowly in front of my house "flipping the bird" from his minivan, which is painted with pictures of bloody corpses and mushroom clouds and "welcome 12th Imam." Normally I wouldn't have given it a second thought (I get "fingered" by a lot of the neighbors), but lately I've noticed he has been working on some kind of secret project in his garage with really stinky chemicals.