Phil cares about what’s happening. He wants to do something about it. That energy lunges and snaps inside his words, but someone didn’t like the language. Is this so bad:
Don’t ignore this email. This is a challenge. A duel. You’re a congressional flack and I’m a newspaper reporter, so let’s dance. Give me some good, interesting news that out-awesomes the depressing crap we get coming out of D.C. on a daily basis. We have been slovenly in our professions, we flacks and reporters. Society is suffering for it.