Thursday, January 04, 2007
The Cafferty File: Opening your mail?
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

Should President Bush be able to open your mail without a warrant?

Of course Bush can open my mail! I want him to see my high fuel bill, my high tax bill (paying for the deficit and its ongoing interest), and my letters from friends and relatives in Iraq who say "this war is madness!"
Tom, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Considering the amount of mail sent everyday, I seriously doubt if Bush or any other government official will ever read my mail. I doubt if the Commander-in-Chief is interested in my bills or letters to missionaries. I trust them to only open mail they find suspicious because I don't see how they would have time to open anything else. But if they want to open mine, that's fine with me, as long as they're sure to tape it back up.
Joseph, Louisiana

Sure Jack, he can feel free to open my phone bill, electric bill, cable bill and mortgage, but here's the deal, he has to pay for whatever he reads.
Diane, Allentown, Pennsylvania

How optimistic are you that things will change with the 110th Congress?

I don't think there will be much change at all. There is just no accountability in Washington anymore.
Randall, California

Why should this Congress be any different than the 109th? Most of them are in it for the power and money. Greed, and not honor seems to be the tie that binds in D.C.
Chris, Houston, Texas

This Congress must and will enact change in America. Iraq, stem cell research, and the minimum wage are among many issues that will shape this Congress and the 2008 election will be won or lost by how much change the Democrats will be able to create.
Brian, Conover, North Carolina

Until such time as the people of the United States decide that "ALL" politicians are corrupt, and until WE decide to do something about it, nothing will change. The political correctness in this country is making us weak and extremely vulnerable
William, Asbury, Iowa

I do not know if the Democrats will make the difference we need in this country but I believe if they fail to do so, you will see more and more the American people pressuring their state government to enact laws if the federal government fails to do so.
Janet, Greenwood, Ind.

How much faith do you have that the Democrats can stop the war and rein in President Bush?

Not much. Just because they won the election didn't give them the ability to grow a spine.
Frank, Tucson, Arizona

I'm about as confident that the Democrats will walk the walk as our putting Dracula in charge of the National Blood Bank. I am currently an ex-Democrat after 47 years.
John, Morrisville, Pennsylvania

I am a Democrat and am very disappointed that the Democratic agenda does not include immediate Congressional investigations and impeachment proceedings.
Efrem

I don't think the Democrats are ruthless enough to stop anything that Bush and his cronies decide to do. Bush has already decided to ignore the advice he got about the war in Iraq from his hand-picked panel so why should he now start to listen to Congress...especially when it is controlled by Democrats.
Joyce, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

What's your opinion of the news coverage of the war in Iraq?

I think you can replay any day's news in Iraq over and over no one would notice the difference: 100 bodies found, 2 American soldiers die, and American troops fire on the insurgents in a building. Where are the Iraqi army and the police in Baghdad or anywhere in Iraq? Is the network not covering the Iraqi army or police or are they just not around?
Janet, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I hear of hundreds of tortured Iraqis found sometimes daily yet I haven't seen any of them. Nor have I seen any caskets of our dead soldiers. The media are white-washing this war. I'm sure if the media could actually leave the green zone without fear of death, we'd get a more accurate picture.
Jenny, New York

The news coverage of the war in Iraq has been similar to a high school newspaper reporting on their team's football game. Strategy has been discussed and debated, key players criticized, etc. But at no time did anyone question whether or not it was right to play the game. There has been a very narrow debate in the media, and in order to participate you must agree that the war was necessary.
Jose, Steamboat, Nevada
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 1/04/2007 05:42:00 PM ET | Permalink
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