Bench Memos

Re: The RNC USAT E-Mail

From a friend, who let’s just say should be the RNC’s base: “Did you get the RNC research mail this morning bragging about Harriet Miers concern for diversity? I thought The Onion sent it at first. Do these people know their audience anymore?”

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