The following letter was provided by H. LeRoy Whiteley, Jr.:
January 20, 2010
Mr. Michael Steele, Chairman
Republican National Committee
301 First Street SE
PO Box 96994
Washington, DC. 20003
Dear Mr. Steele
SHAME on you and the deceptive practice you are perpetuating?? We just received a plain white envelope from you which through the window proclaimed “CENSUS DOCUMENT REGISTERED TO (My name and address)” At this time when we are expecting the Federal government to send us an actual 2010 census questionnaire and are being warned about census scams, you dare do send out such a notice as campaign literature. Its appearance congers up exactly what you intended — an official Washington document?? The plain white envelope with no return address only brings forth thoughts of the Spiro Agnew payoff days and brings more disgrace to the Republican Party. STOP THIS DECEPTION??
The questionnaire enclosed is a valid one with data we are all truly concerned about. Market it that way. Stop playing games and degrading the Republican Party. It already has enough problems without you creating more.
The public is getting tired of the ramrod tactics of the Democratic Party and we now have an enormous opportunity to capitalize on the energy of the public mood. GIVE US LEADERS WITH POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS. STOP BEING OBSTRUCTIONISTS AND THE PARTY OF NO?? LEAD THIS COUNTRY BACK TO ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD AND WE WILL GLADLY FOLLOW TO SUPPORT YOU AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO ITS GLORY??
H. LeRoy Whiteley, Jr.