If you think those five paragraph fundraising emails asking for $10, $25, or $50 dollars are overly-long and a little pushy, try opening an envelope with six full hand-written pages of personal correspondence asking for $5,000, $3,750, or $2,500.
That’s what many Pennsylvania Republicans received in their mailbox last week, sent to them by Governor Tom Corbett’s wife, Susan.
Keystone Politics was sent a copy of the letter by a Republican source who thought the letter was “desperate, just pathetic.” We’ve uploaded the letter here.
In the letter, Mrs. Corbett begins by explaining how she met Tom and touts his political résumé. Then, she talks about how Corbett spent his first term “improving education” and has “strengthened our education system in Pennsylvania” with his “pro-education” policies, and that “we must support and elect a Governor with the compassion that I’ve seen from my husband.”
“I will continue to stand by my husband,” she added, before asking for a donation of a mere $5,000, $3,750, or $2,500.
The final page of the letter is reserved for your “personal reply” to the First Lady. Your “personal reply,” however, is also hand-written by Mrs. Corbett, who even drew brackets and lines for you to put an “X” beside American Express.
Our Republican source also asked “how much do I have to give to sleep in the Rendell bedroom?”
We suggested sending a hand-written plea.