The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Friday, September 12, 2003  

With a Multitude of Errors, No Less

Hey, I got mail from Senator Zero! Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), that is. (Sen. Specter’s colleague, Sen. Rick Santorum [R-Pa.], is known around here as “Senator Less Than Zero.”)


Subject: Greetings from Senator Specter
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 08:25:51 -0400
From: “Specter, Arlen (Specter)”
To: rittenhouse_review


Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

I receive a large volume of E-mails [sic], phone calls, faxes[,] and letters every week from concerned citizens like yourself [sic]. By following these simple steps, you will help me respond to your concerns in a more prompt and efficient manner.

For information on my legislative initiatives and press releases, please visit I look forward to hearing from you.

— IMMEDIATE ACTION ITEMS: To respond to your time sensitive concerns, please contact the Washington office or the state office in your area.

— Scheduling Matters: Please contact our Washington office by faxing your request to our fax line (202) 228-1229.

— Constituent Services: i.e. D[.]C[.] Tourism, Internships, Flag Requests, and Academy Nominations. Please access my website [sic]. You may also submit your tour request to our tour line[:] (202) 224-4258.

— Casework: (Passport/Visa issue, Social Security claims, etc.). Please contact the state office in your area.

– Philadelphia (215) 597-7200

– Pittsburgh (412) 644-3400

– Harrisburg (717) 782-3951

– Scranton (540) 346-2006

– Allentown (610) 434-1444

– Erie (814) 453-3010

– Wilkes[-]Barre (570) 826-6265

To better serve the citizens of Pennsylvania, I have updated my website to better inform you of my activities in the Senate. The website will provide insight on the activities we’re undertaking on major issue areas in the Senate and my position on these matters, a travel itinerary of my upcoming visits around the State of Pennsylvania, and contact information with regard to constituent concerns that need to be addressed.

In the very near future, you will be able to sign up in our constituent data base [sic] created especially for you, and receive an on line [sic] copy of “Arlen Specter Speaks.” This newsletter will provide the most current and up-to-date information of my work in the Senate relative [sic] to the State [sic] of Pennsylvania.

Arlen Specter

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