Some things you just can’t make up !
Doug Hughes (61), a FL Letter carrier, planned over 2 years ago to fly a gyrocopter to the White House to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform. I understand when you’re fed up and want to take drastic measures to prove a point, but did he check his calendar to make sure the date was good, or at least The Weather Channel to ensure good conditions for an “exposed” aircraft ? ?
I have questions:
1. Was there a “backup plan” just in case this one didn’t work out?
2. What would happen to all those letters if something happened during or after the land (like an arrest) ?
3. Did the US Postal service approve the use of its logo?
4. What does his wife think?
He stated during an interview with the Tampa Bay Times:
“I’m demanding reform and declaring a voter’s rebellion in a manner consistent with Jefferson’s description of rights in the Declaration of Independence,” he wrote in his letters. “As a member of Congress, you have three options. 1. You may pretend corruption does not exist. 2. You may pretend to oppose corruption while you sabotage reform. 3. You may actively participate in real reform.”
Some how I don’t think this was what Thomas Jefferson meant, Sir !