Lots of politicians probably send Christmas cards annually to promote themselves, but over the years I’ve only regularly received cards at the newspaper from one — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.
This year, thousands of Lackawanna County residents got an unexpected Christmas card at their homes from the one of the best self-promoters I’ve ever seen — Commissioner Patrick O’Malley.
It wished everyone happy holidays under a picture of, you guessed it, the former Globe Store, now adorned with a banner saying “Coming Soon Lackawnana County Government Center.”
I’ve included pictures of both sides here. Make sure you read the non-picture side.
By the way, the card says O’Malley’s campaign committee paid for it, not taxpayers, in case you were wondering.