Samara O'Shea

Any Day Now

I should be receiving a thank you note from the president. It’s one of hundreds (maybe thousands) of thank you notes—but a thank you note nonetheless. In December, Organize for America e-mailed me and asked if I would like a thank you note regarding my support during the lame duck session. “Of course!” I replied. I think it was wise of them to ask. Had they just sent the notes, people would complain: “Is this what my tax dollars are going to? Thank you notes!!” Then there are those of us who really appreciate them. Alas, those of who want the notes will get them, and those who think it’s a waste of paper will not. Fair and fair.

For fun and feeling good: Here is an uplifting story and letter courtesy of our vice president (when he was still a senator).