Bulky packages get sent all the time. They are
just pulled aside for hand processing, or at least they used to be. The modern
equipment may handle the smaller ones these days.
Probably EVERY letter that gets sent to the White
House these days gets screened for anthrax.
I believe that the postal service is required by
law to deliver mail to the addressee, or some equivalent, like the White House
mail processing center. GW probably doesn't see 99.9 %
of any communications that are sent to him by whatever method, any more than
Eisenhower did in the 1950's, but a physical package is harder to ignore
than email or fax. Even if they never make it to the WH itself, the
arrival of many thousands of these packages would have to come to GW's attention
Any method of protest has its downside - and its
upside. Send rice, send email, hit the streets, do what feels right to you, but
please do something.
IMHO, of course.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 7:38
Subject: Re: [cg] Rice for Peace
Though I like the idea, I have heard that the
rice really messes up the postal eqpt. Letters get lodged and everything
starts to back up. Also, post 9/11, any item like that would be pulled
aside to check for anthrax or other substance. From what I understand,
they would never reach the White House. I think letters, faxes and
emails would be more effective ways of getting the message through. GW's
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Let him know how you
feel. Like John Lennon said, "Give peace a chance."
"Love is the only force capable
an enemy into a friend." Dr. Martin Luther King,