Topeka Mayor Responds

Received an email addressed to me and 30+ other people. I guess I wasn’t the only one to complain.

Mayor Bunten sends the following response:

“Thank you for your e-mail. As I left a meeting last Friday, I was shown the Hallmark card and asked to respond. I spoke sincerely when I said I thought it offensive.

My reference to West Virginia was to suggest the card was proposed by someone unfamiliar with our city, certainly not to disparage in any way the great state of West Virginia.

It turns out, by the way, that the card was suggested by a native Kansan.

Best wishes.”

Donna Freel
Assistant to the Mayor

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