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Press: Hire Hero Mailman Back

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Isaac Fish, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, makes his way back to his mail truck Wednesday after hand-delivering mail to June M. Smith on his route in Coeur d'Alene. (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Shawn Gust) 

So North Idaho isn't known for having a longstanding love affair with government. But the anger that erupted online Tuesday -- not just from the peanut gallery, but from some readers who claim to be insiders -- set a modern local standard for governmental disgust. The cause? Our front page story Tuesday about the heroic postal carrier who saved a woman's life, had a minor accident running into a mailbox later that day, and has been fired from his job starting this Saturday. "Every silver lining has a cloud," wrote one reader. "If you are a hard worker, and do a good job working for the people -- you have no future in the government," posted another/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Should the postal service rehire Isaac Fish?

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