Jane Harman, lost cause

As part of my effort to help out the National Council of The Race, I called Jane Harman's office and expressed my support for the immigration-related provisions of the 9/11 bill. The lady who answered the phone sounded nice, but she didn't seem to grasp the implications of the Matricula Consular scam. After suggesting a reading of Chapter 3 of the 9/11 Commission Staff Report, she said, "I will get the message to her... click."

A couple weeks ago I called the Washington office and, OK, rather stupidly, said something like, "I'm calling about the 9/11 bill. I understand your talking points say..." Suddenly, the phone went dead. Looking back, I believe it was Congresswoman Harman herself who answered the phone. Hey, at least it was a Brush with Fame.

Tomorrow is the big day for my effort:

Sen. Collins(R-ME) at (202) 224-2523

Sen. Lieberman (D-CT) at (202) 224-4041