When our local postboxes were stolen away by USPS, I tried to go through the system. The system said, gone due to NATO. Then the system said, gone due to budget cuts. So I goosed it up the food chain and wrote emails to both Representative Danny Davis and Senator Dick Durbin. As ever, I ask for a response. As ever, I only heard from one of them.
As usual, I did not get any response from Representative Davis. He clearly couldn't care less about his constituents, as I've learned first hand.
As usual, I did get a call from a man in Senator Durbin's office. Given that in my 8 years in Chicago this has been the pattern--one of my Senators responds (Mark Kirk--even before stroke--never has)--but Representative does not, any question who I vote for religiously?
And who I've given up voting for. Forever. Yep. Gonna vote for the Republican next time, even if a Tea Party nut-cake in a funny hat with a misspelled sign.