Dear Ms. Maile [that's Maier]:
The Vice President has asked me to reply to your letter expressing your thoughts on Social Security reform. Your comments have been carefully noted.
Vice President Cheney was pleased that you let him know of your views. Thank you for taking the time to write.
In other words, "Thank you for sharing" – which, as you know if you've ever heard this expression delivered just so, means something on the order of: Shut your pie hole, ya #$@%. So to Ms. Boyer, I say: you can't talk that way to my mom! You take that back!
I swear, the manners of some people nowadays. Of course, if I know my mom, she probably gave as good as she got...