It’s that time of the year again — Loretta Sanchez has a new holiday card. The Congresswoman does seem to be toning it down from the “pet the cat” card that hit a few years back when she posed with Gretzky, her fluffy feline, on her lap. I wonder if her sister Congresswoman Linda Sanchez will release some sort of artsy pregnancy photos that seem to be en vogue right now since she made her big announcement a few weeks ago. If Loretta were the pregnant one, I could totally envision that happening, but Linda seems more modest.
I do want to note that taxpayer dollars don’t pay for the cards, as the OC Register points out. Money to pay for these cards comes from her campaign kitty. Curiosity got the best of me, and I did a search on OpenSecrets.org. These cards cost Loretta’s campaign fund around $130K every year. That’s enough money to pay for college at an elite university or to pay an upper level management person for a year, or in some parts of the country, enough dough to buy a house. Kennedy Communications in D.C. has produced these cards in the past, so if you are a Loretta Sanchez donor, your money is likely contributing toward this “sassy seasons greetings.”