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Press: Hire Hero Mailman Back

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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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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