Dear Mr. Mayhall –
I want to apologize for my comments made to you about Bill 282 in a previous email. In fact I was incorrect to assume that your interests were out of a misplaced concern for public health.
In point of fact, a man who says “You take food away from fat people…my gosh!” is the statement of a bigot. Your contention that fat people are slavish overeaters with no self-control only points to your absolute refusal to look into extensive studies both US and abroad – NOT funded by your pharmacy cronies – to tell you that the incidence of eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and even lack of exercise is no different from the rate of incidence from individuals of so-called normal BMI. You are also conveniently ignoring that the BMI is not and never has been a valid measurement to assess proper weight and health. Rather than help people and consider good solutions that have been set before you, you ridicule them. This is not the behavior of a man concerned for public health. This is a man with a personal agenda and absolutely no moral compass trying to ridicule his competition into subjugation. This might have worked when you were 18 and riding on Daddy’s money, but Daddy’s dead and you’re all alone now.
You might also want to consider that this attempt at backing into Jim Crow law isn’t exactly subtle. You know darn well that there’s an unusually high index of plus-sized African American individuals in your state, and in your extremely narrow mind, you likely think that you can “starve ’em out.” While the prevalence of fast food is an unfortunate and expensive fallback of the working poor, too many of whom are of African American heritage, the majority are NOT fat. So your attempt to subtly reintroduce segregation is not going to fly.
The day of bullying good ol’ boy politics is over, buster. Get over yourself. We’re not hear to please your eye, and the people who elected you are not people you RULE they are people you serve, so trying to further humiliate the poor fools who voted for you will be a GREAT way to lose your job.
Go get some McDonald’s and soak up the scene. Those fatties? A lot of them know how to register the vote and know who you are now – and I’m sure they’ll have some GREAT things to say to you. Just like you’ve had to say to and about them since high school. Won’t it be fun to be on the receiving end of your bullying for a change?