It is my misfortune to be represented in the Congress of the United States of America by one Vern Buchanan. His singular lack of influence in that very congress was measured recently in a very fine story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, which I referenced here.
I just got a flyer from old Vern. It is a quarter-fold flyer in full color, very well designed, and printed on expensive matte finish paper, which appears to be a specialty size. I spent 20 years buying printing and paper and am confident in my judgement about this. It’s titled “Constituent Service Guide” and that’s legitimate. My previous rep, good old Katherine Harris, sent them out A LOT, especially when someone she liked was running for an office. But I’m just wondering if Vern ever considering a somewhat less expensive production. Now, I could be wrong about the expense – it’s entirely possible that the House offers a template service and has contracted a great price for paper and printing. (Which would be an intelligent way to handle these things in a cost efficient manner). But I just don’t like Vern very much, so either way, bleh.