Maine Democratic House Rep. Brian D. Bolduc sent a typo and profanity-ridden email yesterday to public officials that belittled truck drivers, calling them brainless. The letter was intended to complain about the apparently reckless driving of the truck drivers near his house, but it quickly descended into personal attacks.
Here's the exact text of the letter, from The Maine Wire (identifying information and offensive language has been removed):
From: brian daniel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:27 PM
Subject: jakes breaks
! I’m sending these links to you as background information. The trucks rolling down Riverside drive are totally out of control. I have talked to the Chief and the Mayor about this. We need more police survalence to crack down on this s****. They rumble past our homes before they get to the bridge and to turn onto mill street especialy those g** d**** lumber trucks. They release those breaks and our floors and windows rumble and the sound scares pets and children in our homes. You would think the drivers would have enough common courtesy not to do this infront of residential homes but then again one look at them and you can see they probably dont have a whole hell of allot of brains in their heads. I want something done about it pronto I want a cruiser stationed on this road (you can use my driveway) every day between 630 am and 8pm (wich is when the traffic is running) for a week and i want to see citations stacking up or ill have every d**** resident of this town who lives on a busy road in that city council chamber! sincerely, Brian Bolduc
Bolduc represents the city of Auburn, which is a primarily a working-class area.
Maine Republican officials were quick to respond. Jason Savage, executive director of the Maine Republican Party, called for Bolduc's letter "offensive," and released a press release ordering the Maine Democratic Party to condemn Bolduc's letter and language.
Bolduc's language was offensive, and it seems hypocritical for a member of a party that claims to "care" about the working class would use such disparaging language. Truck drivers are hard-working people. With brains.