Meehan Fields Advice In His New Role As Congressman

A large part of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan’s new daily reality is the volume, date, and texture of his mail.The letters arrive by the thousands, all of them postmarked at least two weeks ago, all of them already opened, and all crinkly and crumbling.

That’s because, since the anthrax scare of 2001, all mail to the Capitol is first directed elsewhere to be irradiated.

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