The region around SD-23 is getting hit really hard with some just atrocious mail. Not only do they get the mail for the “Collosal Waste of Paper” Race in SD-23, they also get mail from the “Even Bigger Waste of Paper” Race in AD-40. There are trees in Indonesia currently begging for mercy. Vote for Pavley or the Polar Bear Gets it? Maybe, but those trees already bit the dust.
The first ad is from Pavley’s campaign, calling Levine the “King of the Luxury Junkets.” I love the cute little crown hung from his head, but I gotta tell you, the ad just really doesn’t do it for me. I’m not sure who this one convinces. I suppose you could get a few people concerned about “lobbyist money,” but not
But, if that’s the case, Levine’s ad hits the mark. It’s a simple explanation of who is paying for the Carbon-Free Pavley Ads. The answer is EdVoice, but the Carbon-Free Campaign has got to be one of the worst mail campaigns. Do the people doing those campaigns think voters aren’t going to wonder about the carbon that it takes to print and mail the 7 mailers that get delivered talking about this magnificent carbon-free campaign.
Nonetheless, I doubt that too many of these “who paid for these” really get too far. It seems a bit insider baseball for people to really put the effort into sorting all these mailers out. In the end, all this mail ends up clogging landfills or just being recycled (hopefully).
It sure would be great if these IEs and the campaigns could at least send some worthwhile campaign crap. I know some campaigns are giving out potholders or other such useful items. I mean, if we are going to be spending all this money anyway, why not print the mailer up on, say a reusable shopping bag, or a roll of paper towels. (Of recycled paper and printed with soy ink, of course.)