It may seem silly to get picky over how Mitch McConnell signs his letters to major newspapers. But you’d think when running the most fiery re-election campaign of your U.S. Senate career, you’d want to make sure every last one of your constituents believes you’re a tried and true Kentuckian, right? Right.
Why doesn’t Mitch sign letters with his actual Louisville, Kentucky address? Could it be that he’s more comfortable signing them from his Washington hideout?
The zipcode 20005, if you’re not familiar, includes K Street in Washington, D.C., home of every skeevy lobbyist and special interest on the planet. One would think that after the Tom Delay and Jack Abramoff scandals involving K Street, Mitch would want to avoid sending the signal to Kentuckians that he’s more comfortable associating himself with big oil and mega insurance lobbyists than he is with everyday people he’s supposed to represent.
UPDATE: Senator McConnell’s campaign responded to clarify. According to campaign staff, McConnell doesn’t include an address or zip when writing letters to the Courier-Journal. The campaign says the K Street zip is added by editors at the C-J.
How lame is that? We don’t support McConnell, but you’d think the state’s largest paper of record wouldn’t deliberately attempt to make McConnell seem more ‘gone Washington’ than he already is.