E-mail rules

1.)  Any e-mail with “FWD:” in the subject line is automatically deleted.

2.)  Congress is not going to put a tax on e-mail, Pepsi did not try to ban “Under God” from their cans, and Ollie North never testified about Osama Bin Laden.  For the love of God, go to snopes.com before you waste your keystrokes clogging people’s inboxes with such nonsense.

3.)  If you are sending me a message, send it in regular e-mail text or html.  I do not open attachments from people I don’t know.  If you are a spokesperson or a candidate and you don’t already know how I prefer to receive releases, e-mail me and I’ll tell you.

4.)  Bloggers:  As some of you have learned, the likelihood that I link to your blog is inversely proportional to the frequency that you whine and complain that I never link to your blog.  Much like training a dog, I reward good behavior (”Hey John, I have an interesting post today about . . . “) but I never reward femotional pouting (”Why are you so mad at me?” is an actual quote from a grown man.)

5.)  For the last year or so, I’ve responded to most e-mails from a personal e-mail address.  Depending on how high your e-mail’s spam filter is set, it may have channeled e-mails from my personal account into your spam or your junk mail folder.  So if you write me and don’t hear back, you may want to check that folder.