You can’t say that Mississippi State Representative Karl Oliver, a Republican from Winona, is a person making his state better. His voting record on guns and religion is simply poisonous. But what you can say is that, at the very least, he is honest.
Oliver recently received an email from a constituent named Becky Guidry, urging him not to support the state slashing taxes. In return, the constituent got back a response that was pretty shitty and rather unbecoming of a politician. Via the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger, it reads in full:
I normally don’t return emails that do not request a response, but I found yours so intriguing I simply felt led to respond.
I see you are not a native to the Great State of Mississippi nor do you and I have similar political views. The people of our Great State overwhelmingly share my same or similar views on Government responsibility. I appreciate you going to the trouble to share yours with me, but quite frankly, and with all due respect, I could care less. I would, however, recommend that there are a rather large number of like minded citizens in Illinois that would love to see you return.
With warmest personal regards,
If I held political office, it would be very hard for me to resist sending emails such as this one, which is why I won’t and shouldn’t be a politician, and neither, quite frankly and with all due respect, should Karl Oliver.