Cynicism alert! There’s at least one Republican elected official who’s probably not too thrilled about Darrell Issa’s plan to downsize the USPS. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently joined a group of local officials fighting to keep their post offices open. The Governor’s support for the group couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the fact that he owns a bunch of post offices– could it?
Iowa mayors, other city officials and concerned citizens from around the state met Saturday afternoon in a board room at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge to coordinate their efforts to fight post office closures.
The group even emerged with a tentative name: Iowans for Post Office Services.
At least 17 cities from around the state were represented in a meeting that attracted more than 40 Iowans. Gov. Terry Branstad, who owns a dozen Iowa post office buildings, was among the group that gathered around a U-shaped conference table.