Congressman Mike Simpson apparently doesn’t care what people think about locating the F-35 in Idaho.
He recently used his free mail privilege to send folks a colorful mailer with a return post card. He said, “If you support bringing this mission to Idaho, please fill out the attached postcard and return it to me. I will make sure the Pentagon sees the overwhelming support Idahoans have…..”
There was no provision for those who may oppose the noise, feel it unsafe to mix fighters and passenger airliners in the most crowded airspace of the state, or simply don’t favor the expenditure for whatever reason. So much for seeking to hear what constituents think. Perhaps he can take some of the $3,000 Lockheed paid him to offset the costs of the one sided mailer.
No doubt Simpson will be able to show OVERWHELMING SUPPORT since he didn’t even offer a half hearted gesture to any other view. We doubt they will look at all the identical cards and tally any nasty remarks liberal constituents may pen on them.
EDITOR NOTE– To send your unfiltered thoughts, the Air Force says you can e-mail Gen. C.D. Moore at
CC.Moore@jsf.mil That is the Joint Strike Force office and it may be like calling the “mayor’s hotline, but that is the best we can offer in lieu of the Simpson card.
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