Armstrong sponsorship

To the Editor:

ABC World News reported on Oct. 22 that the U.S. Postal Service had spent tens of millions of dollars sponsoring doper Lance Armstrong’s cycling team.

Why does a government-enforced monopoly spend millions on advertising? Why should the postal service be spending any money promoting itself?

Deputy John Postmaster Nolan told ABC, “We generate business as a result of our advertising with Lance and the Postal Service bicycle team.” He added that it gives postal employees a “psychic” boost.

“It’s an uplifting thing. This is one of our guys now. … And so it feels good for employees. It’s a sense of pride,” Nolan said.

My sense of amazement makes me want to vomit. How can you ask for another penny of my hard-earned money for a stamp?

Bill Silvester

Crystal Lake

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