Paul Gosar used to be a dentist with some wacky political views. Now he’s my Tea Party Congressman. I used to think that politicians that seemed like idiots were merely pandering to the idiots that elected them. But I recently received an email that casts doubt on that view.
I emailed Gosar several weeks ago about one of the many crazy positions he’s taken and received the following poorly written non-response:
Dear Ms. ____,
Thank you for contacting my Washington, D.C. office. I appreciate hearing from you.
The office is has been experiencing a high influx of incoming mail since the beginning of the year, and we are working diligently to answer each and every letter the constituents of Arizona’s First Congressional District are sending. Please bear with us as we work through the queue, and know that I am personally addressing many of the letters I receive.
If you have a situation that requires immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to call one of my offices listed below.
Notice the bad grammar and redundancy I’ve emphasized.
Considering Tea Party support for making English the official language of the US, you’d think Gosar would have a better command of it. Of course, it’s unlikely that he actually wrote the email, but he could have hired one of the many intelligent and well educated professionals swelling the ranks of the unemployed instead of the careless/stupid friend of a friend he appears to have hired.
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