A new book from a Washington Post reporter reveals that Obama reads ten letters each day that are written to the White House just to stay grounded and in touch with American citizens.
And, when it tickles his fancy, he writes a personal check and pops it in the mail. Mmmm, could this mean business for the USPS?
ABC News shared the passage:”A few times during his presidency, Obama admitted, he had written a personal check or made a phone call on the writer’s behalf, believing that it was his only way to ensure a fast result,” Eli Saslow writes in his newly released Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.
“It’s not something I should advertise, but it has happened,” the president told Saslow. “Some of these letters you read and you say, ‘Gosh, I really want to help this person, and I may not have the tools to help them right now. And then you start thinking about the fact that for every one person that wrote describing their story, there might be another hundred thousand going through the same thing. So there are times when I’m reading the letters and I feel pained that I can’t do more, faster, to make a difference in their lives.”
Now we wonder what these checks look like? Does he sign them with a felt-tip pen? Are they from “The White House”? Is there a confidentiality agreement? Whatever it is, we’re totally digging a man who can drop some Benjamins for the people.