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"Kiss my ass."

No doubt many devoted public servants at the federal, state and local levels have longed to issue that response in official correspondence, when confronted by a belligerent, ill-informed or downright racist challenge from a constituent, taxpayer or stakeholder.

In 1970, Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley actually did. Letters of Note has the details

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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