Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Frank You Letter

Your LakeCountyEye just received a gorgeous four-color offset brochure. Printed on glossy card stock, the epistle measures a full 8½ by 22 inches and opens to four-panels. Judging from the professional layout job and stock plus original images of happy suburbanites at work and at play, no expense was spared on this marketing effort. In fact the brochure is so wonderfully mesmerizing that your LakeCountyEye was compelled to contact the marketer to get signed up right away.

What did they sell your LakeCountyEye ... a retirement condo on Tower Lake? Haha, nope. The Brochure is some election lit from Congressman Peter Roskam:
Now that Joe Walsh has gone totally off the rails, Roskam is in competition with Robert Dold as to who will be Lake County's next tea-party Congressman. If he wins in November, redistricting would give Roskam the lower left corner of Lake County. And judging from his brochure, Roskam is one Congressman who spares no expense when it comes to reaching out to the voters:
Roskam may be one Congressman able to spare no expense because his gorgeous brochure was, haha, franked:
prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense
Some lucky Lake County voters -- those who live in the southwest corner of the county -- will be getting their money's worth out of their Congressman if Peter Roskam is elected in November!


Bystander said...

That is egregious. Most legislators do send out mailings at taxpayer expense, usually under the guise of "updating" residents on legislative issues, but I don't think I've ever seen one quite like this. You wouldn't have to change a single word to make it a campaign piece - just swap out the web address.

Barney Baxter said...

hi Bystander,

Yep, it is quite the mailer.