Political support for the Oracle/Sun merger

The merger of Oracle and sun got some prolitical support by a letter signed by members of the U.S. senate as reported by Reuters:

Fifty-nine U.S. senators, led by John Kerry and Orrin Hatch, have urged European antitrust regulators to conclude their investigation of the Oracle and Sun Microsystems merger and justify any further delay in making a decision on the deal.

You will find the full text of the letter on the website of Senator John Kerry. I’m somewhat surprised that the senators put their weight into this situation on such a direct manner, but i think this could really help in this ridiculous situation.