i've gotten some pretty hard bills passed through tougher legislatures, so we'll see if the experience translates.
Here's a thought, which you'll sneer at now but remember later if - unlikely though it is - you ever get a meeting:
All they have to do is not return your calls.
I'd wish you luck, but with your attitude the kind of luck you'd need would be shameful to waste on show business. Buy a Powerball ticket instead.