It was on September 22, 1789 that one of the most remarkable positions in US government history was created… the esteemed title of Postmaster General. PG’s rarely get into the news like the similarly whimsical Surgeon General, but believe it nor not, the Postmaster General used to be the parking place for some of the biggest movers and shakers in American politics. The PG was once appointed directly by the President, and was typically a high ranking member of their campaign team given a position with few official duties. The PG was also a member of the Cabinet from 1829 until as recently as 1971… meaning that in a Mars Attacks kind of scenario, the Postmaster General might have woken up one day and found himself in the Oval Office after everyone else in Washington was wiped out. Nowadays, the Postmaster General is selected by the Board of Governors of the US Post Office, meaning it’s not uncommon to see PG’s remain in power even after a Presidential transition… like smiling Louis DeJoy up there, who became Postmaster General two years ago under Trump and is still PG today under Biden.
Now that The Nest has fed all of its anthrax laced hate mail to the possums, it’s time for us to answer this week’s Share Your World questions from Di!
Are you an early riser or late starter to the day?
On work days, I wake up at 8:00 PM, which makes me either a very early riser or a very late one. You decide…
Do you adopt Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince and Dine like a Pauper
If we transitioned breakfast to evening, lunch to middle of the night, and dinner to morning…. then my tendency would be Prince-Pauper-King. Of course, we should really abolish the monarchy and feed the paupers, which would make this analogy moot….
Do you have a sweet or savory tooth?
It’s hard to tell with all of the cavities….
Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage (remember, family friendly people!)?
I’m not sure I’d like either…
In honor of the esteemed position of the Postmaster General….