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Return to Sender

September 25, 2011 - Joselyn King
When the West Liberty Post Office likely closes next month, residents there are going to lose more than their post office boxes and convenient mail service.

They're going to lose the community garbage can, and the place to throw away all the unwanted letters and messages they reject.

I haven't been inside, but I'm guessing the practice at the West Liberty Post Office is the same as it was in the community where I grew up. People took their mail from their box and sorted it at a nearby counter, tossing whatever seemed unnecessary into the large trash bin within the post office.

There are a lot of unwanted messages in politics, but candididates nevertheless raise exorbitant sums to craft and bring them.

This week Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is said to be coming to Wheeling. You may have heard about it -- if you received the invitation to the $2,500 a plate event.

Apparently there won't be any direct talking by Perry to local voters -- except to those who pay the $2,500.

Wouldn't you think a candidate travelling around would take just a couple of minutes to address a rally perhaps convened nearby a fundraiser? Wouldn't that facetime go farther than speaking with just a few at $2,500 a pop?

Just sayin.'


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