Since I can't count on you to scroll, I will post the random QOTD from below:
Quote of the Day (September 28, 2004)
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
Anyway...I have gotten a few responses from people I emailed about CBS. T. Rowe Price sent me back a personalized form email which only assured me that they had passed my comments on to their investment managers:
Dear Mr. So-and-so:
Thank you for your e-mail. We appreciate your comments regarding our holdings of Viacom. Your comments and concerns have been passed on to our Investment Management team.
The content of this e-mail and any attachments is intended solely for the use of the named addressee(s) and may contain confidential and/or privileged information. Any unauthorized use, copying, disclosure, or distribution of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited by T. Rowe Price and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail.
Ok, I'm sure that's a standard footer for all their outgoing mail but I just want to state that I, as the named addressee, have authorized the copying and distribution of this. I'm M@ and I approved this message.
And then I also got a reply letter from Congressman Dennis Moore. I had emailed requesting his position on the CBS memos and as a constituent urged him to speak out publicly against it. His response was also disappointing; his office did state that they had passed my comments along to Viacom. That's nice, but I already have their email address. I am going to have to call his office now and press them to go on the record about it with a voter.
I kinda like this armchair activism.
posted by M@ at 8:03 PM