SEATTLE — The website DrunkDialCongress lets citizens take their frustration with the government shutdown out on members of Congress. While we don’t advocate drunk dialing as a solution to most problems, we do like the site’s First Amendment embrace of venting as a right and it hits the mark, particularly given recent polls that cite the public’s discontent with elected congressional members on both sides of the aisle.
The site includes the following statement: “Note: As Members of Congress quickly returned from their final symbolic, non-effective and otherwise useless votes to avert a government shutdown, the heavy drinking began. Reports of our representatives getting plastered on the government’s dime – the one we have left – have come streaming in from witnesses all over Capitol Hill. Now’s your chance to tell your Representative what you really think of their actions.”
Some of the salient Talking Points that are highlighted include: “I can’t watch the panda,” “You jerks are costing the county $12 million bucks per hour!,” “My grandma can’t get her cancer treatment” and “Why don’t you make yourself useful and at least mow the lawn?”
To get juiced before you dial, the site also includes some handy cocktail recipes for The Southern Congressman, The Fancy Statesman, The Bloody Bastard, The Bad Representative and The Sleepy Senator.
So go ahead — mix one up and let your fingers do the walking.