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TITLE: Bush Fund Raising Letter Asks For Cash, Offers Prizes
DATE: 5/28/2003 10:11:00 AM
President Bush has kicked off his campaign for reelection with an appeal for cash in his first fundraising letter to a million prospective cash wranglers. In the letter, President Bush said that the election "could be close," so he needs piles and piles of money; excess cash, if any, will be raked into excess piles that donors can jump into, a popular mid-November GOP sport.
The letter set out to "incentivise" fundraisers by, among other things, awarding them fancy titles: Anyone who raises $50,000 will be called a "Pathfinder;" anyone who raises $100,000 will be called a "Man of Yale;" anyone who raises $200,000 will be called an "Industry Lobbyist;" anyone who raises $500,000 will be called a "Monopolist;" and anyone who raises more than $500,000 will be called "Kenneth Lay."
Additionally, select photo sets and valuable items will be given to the most successful fundraisers, among these being:
- Codpiece signed by President Bush in the Lincoln bedroom and worn by President Bush on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln;
- Codpiece worn by President Bush in the Lincoln Bedroom and signed by Laura Bush on the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan;
- An autographed picture of President Bush watching football on TV, holding a pretzel;
- Autographed photo of young W. driving into a ditch in 1976; and
- An autographed photo of President W. driving America into a ditch in 2003.