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Dirty Politics at the Post Office

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Dirty Politics at the Post Office

Here is an example of how dirty politics can become and the desperate strategies of some who believe that political power is real power.

An executive with the postal service has been forced to resign amidst allegations that she attempted to manipulate postal service resources to punish a candidate for the senate who had been critical of the mismanaged government mail system.

Her name is Deborah Willhite, a senior vice president for the postal service.

Willhite is accused of using the federal mail budget to hurt the re-election of Arkansas Republican Senator Tim Hutchinson.

According to U.S. News and World Report, Willhite pushed to have the budget of Arkansas post offices cut – and Hutchinson blamed. The dollars were to be transferred to Georgia’s post offices, allowing supporters there to credit Democratic Senator Max Cleland.

Isn’t politics fun? No wonder Jesus said, "Put not your trust in princes and kings."

More on the elections next week.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Dirty Politics at the Post Office