I am confounded by the hatred of the Post Office by Republicans. There is nothing more American than the United States Postal Service. I don’t understand why the GOP are so willing to kill a necessary, national, institution. I love getting mail. Yes, I pay my bills electronically, but I still send and receive lots of paper letters and cards. The latest game of the 2006 GOP is being played out in August of 2013 — and the horrible result is forcing the Post Office to cease Saturday mail delivery. Email didn’t kill the mail — the fax machine didn’t kill the mail — the Republicans killed the mail.