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WASHINGTON (AP) - Nobody expects to get a letter from a member of Congress that ends with an expletive.
But that's what happened when Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., recently corresponded with a resident of her southeast Missouri district.
The letter ended with a profane, seven-letter insult beginning with the letter a - ``i think you're an. .''
She has no idea how that phrase got into the letter, of course. And she is going to take steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. Of course the constituent wasn't happy and sent the letter to the Democratic Party in Missouri. They sent it on to the AP.
Spokesman Jeff Connor said the measures include locking down all computer workstations when they are not being used, increasing the editing of outgoing mail and reviewing policies on who has access to the office. Connor said that Emerson personally signed the letter, dated Feb. 15. She included a handwritten personal message at the bottom: ``PS - please forgive the delay in responding.''
I just love it when they shoot themselves in the foot, don't you??