Those of you that have ended up on these fundraising e-mail lists are familiar with the shrill nature of these missives. The most minor gaffe is “shocking.” The most minor event is “devastating.” Every bit of news is “stunning.”
With that in mind, here is the first paragraph of a fundraising e-mail I got from the Mitt Romney campaign today:
We’re getting ready to share some exciting news. Sometime between now and the Republican convention, Mitt will be announcing his choice for VP.
That is exciting news. Here I thought y’all would be waiting for Christmas.
The rest of the e-mail announces that I can hang out with Romney and his veep nominee if I give them a couple of bucks. All my life I’ve been waiting to hang out with Romney and Rob Portman or whoever. Sounds like a blast.