But, wait — it gets stupider. The stamp is launching in partnership with Miss America 2020. Yes, seriously.
The unveiling ceremony occurred Tuesday at the DEA’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea welcomed USPS Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy — a Republican party hypeman installed by Trump, whose former company has been paid $286 million by the USPS since 2013.
Oh yeah, Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier was there, too. So was Peggy Sapp, president of the National Family Partnership (NFP), an organization that she started with Nancy “Just Say No” Reagan as its honorary chairman. They all stood around a giant replica of the Drug Free America Stamp and took turns spouting happy horseshit.
“With this powerful image and message, the U.S. Postal Service has given us another means to promote the battle against drug abuse,” said the DEA’s Shea. “We urge the public to engage in this fight against illegal drug use and to use the Drug Free USA stamp to signify their support for safer, drug-free communities.”
“It’s our hope that the Drug Free USA stamp will help publicize the dangers of illicit drug use and to promote drug abuse prevention,” DeJoy blithely said. “To fully address this problem requires a unified effort at every level of the community, and with this stamp, the Postal Service is proud to join the Drug Enforcement Administration and many other federal, state and local partners’ commitment to a Drug Free USA.”
Camille Schrier addressed the opioid problem lacking pretty much all tact. “I have dedicated my year as Miss America 2020 to keeping patients safe with medications and fighting prescription drug misuse, so I am thrilled to see this issue nationally recognized through the drug-free stamp!”
Seriously? As if a postage stamp is going to remind or convince someone not to take the OxyContin they’re addicted to.