A few days ago, one of my best spies brought me this letter… I didn’t want to make it public at first, then – obviously – I changed my mind. Please leave a comment to let me know what you make of it:
- February 29, 2015
President, American Broadcasting Company
77 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Dear Mr. Lee:
I am serving my eighth year as Supervisor in the Town of Rochester, Ulster County, New York, and I intend to run for another 2-year term in the coming election. It was never easy to navigate our stormy political backwaters, but this time around my efforts are hindered by a psychological terror campaign waged against me by a person whose name I can’t even pronounce. To be honest with you, I don’t know how to stop him without your help.
This individual is pointing out that I’ve spent way too many years in office without doing anything for the good of the town, and, referring on his blog to my four two-year terms, that EIGHT IS ENOUGH.
As I remember, “Eight Is Enough” was a comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from 1977 to 1981. Being sure that the “Eight Is Enough” – the title of the series – is copyrighted, I am urging your organization to enforce the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law, Title 17, and to penalize the violator immediately.
Let us not forget that ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company. If the violator is not stopped now, who is to say that he will not damage the parent company by calling me names of copyrighted characters? Think what Mickey Mouse, Dopey, Burger Beagle, Carl the Robot, GoGo Tomago, Pain and Panic, and Smarty the Weasel will do for my political survival!
Please stop the violator now, before he starts using the iconic ABC to attack me. I can see the headline:
ABC – Anybody But Chipman.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to the day when no Romanian-American blogger is allowed to use the words EIGHT IS ENOUGH – at least not in my town.
Town of Rochester Supervisor for life
Click here to see Carl Chipman’s actual letter to American Broadcasting Company.
Click here for more elucidating details.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco
April Fools…right? He could not be that pathetic…right?
Don’t know about April Fool — I know Carl is a fool and the letter sure sounds like him.
This is totally inappropriate! If Chipman felt that he was personally attacked, he should have sent the letter on personal stationery not on Town of Rochester stationery. Did we – the taxpayers – pay for this ridiculousness to be sent? Obviously he drafted this letter during office hours using a town computer and I am assuming he used town postage…
Of course the letter was written during town hours and while the town was conducting business. Would you expect any thing different?
Rochester needs federal and state audits. Sic n tired of spending my money for nothing,