The Postmaster General we Need

Because sometimes you have to laugh, lest ye cry.

The recent passing of Wilford Brimley and the ongoing postal shenanigans of the sitting President and his hand-picked Postmaster General made me think of this:

Or, to reduce it to an image:

r/seinfeld - RIP Wilford Brimley, you were a Postmaster General who never delayed the mail to sway an election.

If only.

(And note, I take the actual actions that inspired this post very seriously, but sometimes you have to laugh to avoid the anger and tears).

FILED UNDER: Entertainment, Humor, US Politics
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. An Interested Party says:

    Can you imagine if you told the writers at Spy Magazine back in the 80s that Trump would eventually be president? They would have laughed you out of their offices…

  2. Liberal Capitalist says:

    There is the theory of multiverse…

    Sadly, we are not in one of the good ones.

  3. michilines says:

    Perhaps this is actually the right post to put this comment on. I must admit that I am seriously interested in what Doug thinks of all this USPS overt manipulation since he has always been someone who thought the USPS replaceable.

    I hope Doug is well.

  4. de stijl says:


    I did not always agree with Doug, but he was a hard-working man who could produce straight news copy and basic analysis like an angel.

    Like Niko Belic does bowling.