Professor Penelope Blake has struck a nerve with her letter to Rep. Donald Manzullo concerning the outrageous NEH-sponsored program at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii. Professor Blake has been inundated with messages of support from Power Line readers, many of whom have taken her suggestion to share their thoughts with NEH Chairman Jim Leach (firstname.lastname@example.org) and who have contacted their congressmen on their own. Professor Blake writes:
Many of your readers have been asking me in emails if Congressman Manzullo ever responded to my letter. Indeed he did, immediately upon receiving it. His Washington aide called me personally and told me that the congressman was appalled by what had transpired at the NEH conference and would not vote in favor of the NEH budget (in fact, he said Congressman Manzullo has never voted in favor of NEH funding).
The letter was also sent to my Democratic Senator, Richard Durbin, who never responded at all.
Thank you again,
Professor Blake notes that she is “simply unable to answer all of the emails personally[.]” Speaking for myself, I urge you to keep your messages to Chairman Leach and the NEH’s congressional supporters coming.