Thursday, January 4, 2007

Mail Redux: Sending an envelope is "complex"

Sorry for the back-to-back posts regarding the mail. This was not intentional.

The unhinged right are always on the lookout for some feeble and desperate attempt to slam John Kerry. Lois Roman over at the WaPo scrapes the bottom of the barrel for this
failed attempt:

A Complex Greeting

Nothing is ever simple when it comes to John Kerry.

The senator from Massachusetts and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, sent out 75,000 Christmas cards with pictures of trees at each season. The Kerrys gushed over their "gratitude for the beauty of these trees and the life they represent."

But it didn't end there.

The card came in an odd-looking envelope, one of those with a return-mail flap and instructions to send it to . . . well, to a recycling company, so "it can be made into new carpet tile."

Carpet tile?

We want a "world without waste . . . where every product either returns safely to the soil or becomes a new product."

So the card instructs: "1. Remove this panel and insert it along with the card into the envelope. 2. Expose adhesive strip and fold the flap over to seal the envelope. 3. Drop this mailer into any U.S. mailbox."

Who else would send a Christmas card with a to-do list?

What's wrong, Lois? Have you lived too long in the digital age that mailing an envelope is too "complex" for you and not "simple"? Are you angry that a fellow American believes in recycling? Lois is obviously suffering from Kerry Derangement Syndrome or possibly the broader disease of Democratic Derangement Syndrome. Nonetheless, the unhinged right can always be counted on for a laugh and self-mockery. Thanks, Lois! Cheers to the 110th Congress' first day on the job!!