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July 2018

From: Elle Woods
To: Leslie Knope
Subject: Your Campaign

Dear Ms. Knope,

Can I just say that your commitment to your community is just TOTALLY amazing???? I've been following your campaign from the first few articles and I think it's just like SO admirable that you can be so dedicated to your job and your volunteer work even while you're running for the US Senate!! Especially when you live in a town that once removed you from office! I couldn't even believe that story when I first heard it. How could anyone doubt that you're exactly the kind of person this country needs in a position of leadership??

Anyway, the REAL reason I'm writing is because I have to know where you got the blazer you wore to your latest interview. The one with Joan Callamezzo, I think? It was just such a perfect combination of Hillary attitude and Michelle chic! I'm working on another animal rights bill and I definitely need an outfit that says dignified, professional, and fun-loving for when I make speeches about it.

Do you think you could link me to it somewhere online?

Best of luck with the rest of your campaign!!! I really hope you win so we can do lunch in D.C. sometime!

Hugs,

Elle <33

 

From: Leslie Knope
To: Elle Woods
Subject: RE: Your Campaign

Dear Senator Woods,

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Sorry, I got excited. Hearing from you is such an honor! Your election is one of the things that inspired me to run in the first place, you know. My best friend Ann kept sending me links to your interviews, and most of the time she just wanted to talk about your shoes, but we found that your political stances were just as inspirational. As was your hair.

The blazer, I'm sorry to say, was also one of many gifts from Ann, who has much better fashion sense than I do. (At least that's what she says. I don't think she's trusted me since I mentioned that I really liked overalls in the 90s. You have a law degree, tell me: is that really such a crime? Actually, don’t tell me. I can live without knowing.) But I'll ask her where she got it!

Like I said, you're an inspiration. It's so nice to see a woman in Congress getting so much positive recognition! Hardly anyone hates you these days!

Sincerely,

Leslie Knope

P.S. It's also really nice to email a fellow politician who knows what an exclamation point is. I try to keep things formal most of the time, but politics are so exciting! Why shouldn't we get enthusiastic about our freedoms?

 

November 2018

From: Leslie Knope
To: Elle Woods
Subject: Election

Dear Elle,

Hi! How are you? How did you get through Election Day when you ran? How did you get through that night? How did you not throw a remote control through your television set in your anxiety and premature rage? Was your husband supportive and encouraging, or a useless nervous wreck whose only redeeming quality at the moment is firmly planted on a couch cushion anyway? Was your best friend helpful? Or did she too have a small child who takes precedence over you even in this time of dire need? I've done this before. Why am I freaking out? Sure, it was on a much smaller scale. It wasn't going to determine my entire future, probably. But it happened! Why am I so nervous? Why must I care so much about my career as a public servant? What happens if I don't win? What happens if I do win? This is terrifying WHY DID I DO THIS ELLE

 

From: Leslie Knope
To: Elle Woods
Subject: Sorry

I don't remember most of what I just sent, but I already regret it. Attached is a video of a baby giraffe as an apology. I didn't watch it, but Ann sent it to me to calm me down, so I assume it's very cute.

Oh God they're going to announce it they're going to announce it what do I do my hands are shaking I'm sweating my brain is on fire I don't know what's happening!!!!!!!!

 

From: Elle Woods
To: Leslie Knope
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!!! OMG!

Leslie!!!! YOU WON!!!!!!! We're going to have so much fun together!! And fight for so much legislative reform!!!

I'm hosting a party for all the Senate girls next month! You're officially invited! Someone already mentioned the possibility of friendship bracelets--don't miss out!!!

I'm so excited!!!!!!!!

 

September 2019

From: Leslie Knope
To: Elle Woods
Subject: Possible Campaign Slogans!

Dear FUTURE PRESIDENT ELLE WOODS!!!,

I was so excited when I heard the news that I decided to start writing some possible slogans for your campaign buttons! It's never too early, right?

Here they are:

1. I Woods vote for Elle!
2. Elle yeah! Woods 2020!
3. You want a Harvard Law graduate in the White House, right?
4. Blondes have excellent judgment and diplomatic skills in addition to fun!

I'm partial to the second option, but I recognize that it might not be very popular with middle America. Some people just can't handle a pun.

Love,

Leslie

 

From: Elle Woods
To: Leslie Knope
Subject: RE: Possible Campaign Slogans!

Hi Leslie! I actually already have a campaign manager, so your slogan suggestions will have to go through him, but I appreciate the enthusiasm!

Wish your term was up so you could be my Vice President! Maybe you can help me pick one.

xo,

Elle

 

From: Leslie Knope
To: Elle Woods
Subject: RE: RE: Possible Campaign Slogans!

OH MY GOD ELLE I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT! I'm so flattered! Not that I could ever bring myself to leave Pawnee for long enough to serve, of course! And I would be far too intimidated by the precedent Joe Biden set. I could never live up to that kind of sexual magnetism!

By the way, April says congratulations. Actually, she said to say hi to Bruiser. But the congratulations were definitely implied!

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FEMALE PRESIDENT AND SHE'S GOING TO BE MY FRIEND! I HAVE TO TELL EVERYONE!!!!!!

 

From: Leslie Knope
To: Ann Perkins, Ben Wyatt, Chris Traeger, Tom Haverford, Donna Meagle, Ron Swanson, April Ludgate, Andy Dwyer, Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, Mark Brendanawicz, Marlene Griggs-Knope, Shauna Malwae-Tweep, 15 others
Subject: Elle yeah! Woods 2020! (Not an official campaign slogan.)

Dear friends,

I have the news of a lifetime. My esteemed colleague and BFF (second to Ann, of course) Elle Woods is running for President of the United States of America!

It's very important to me that you all support her campaign in any way possible.

GET EXCITED,

Leslie

 

From: Leslie Knope
To: Shauna Malwae-Tweep
Subject: Oops

Dear Shauna,

Please disregard my last email. I did not mean to include the press when I sent it to my entire address book.

Also, how are you? It's been a while!

Sincerely,

Leslie

 

From: Leslie Knope
To: Jerry Gergich
Subject: FWD: Elle yeah! Woods 2020! (Not an official campaign slogan.)

Sorry, Jerry, I forgot to send this to you the first time. VOTE FOR ELLE!

 

November 2020

From: Elle Woods
To: Leslie Knope
Subject: Thank you!

Thanks for everything Leslie!!! I couldn't have done it without all your support and late night emails with Beyoncé videos and the full texts of rousing political speeches of the 20th century!

Also, I had no idea you could mail waffles, but they were…a little soggy by the time they got here, but good!

Promise you'll come visit me in the White House, oh my God! And that you're up next.

Love,

Elle