I got an email poll from my representative Lynn Woolsey. I was willing to take the poll, even though it would mean newsletters from her, until I actually read the poll. It’s a dishonest one, and makes intelligent responses impossible.
Here’s the whole email, with my comments in red:
As you may know, Congress is developing new energy legislation which could create millions of new ‘green collar’ jobs, end our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, and confront the threat of global warming. [We'll just skip quickly past the fact that I think those "green collar" jobs are chimerical, that there are other ways than green to end the nation's dependence on foreign oil, and the threat of global warming is a scam.] I’m hoping to get your thoughts on this issue, so please complete this very brief survey and let me know what’s on your mind. At the same time you can subscribe to my electronic newsletter and stay up to date on the latest news from Washington.