Samantha Bee knows that you haven’t been receiving her letters reminding you that there’s a farcically corrupt greed-head in charge of the United States Postal Service. For one thing, she has a TV show, not a physically mailed current events comedy newsletter. But, even if Full Frontal were a late-night ’zine, Bee knows you’d probably still be waiting for the newest issue, what with Trump-nominated saboteur and privatization fetishist Louis DeJoy acting as Postmaster General and major impediment to timely mail delivery.
Bee brought on President of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, Jonathan Smith, to talk about just why this year’s family holiday letter (and, you know, your life-saving medication) is likely to be late of late. Starting out by delivering the dad joke that wealthy GOP donor DeJoy “brings no DeJoy” to postal workers or customers this holiday season, Smith told Bee seriously, “I believe that he was sent to sabotage, not just the Postal Service, but the people’s confidence in the Postal Service.”