Here's What The Rise Of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy And His Diplomat Wife Tells Us About The Upcoming Election - 2020-09-29
Prescription meds that never seem to arrive. Endlessly delayed Amazon packages. Mailboxes disappearing from street corners overnight. These have been the hallmarks of Louis DeJoy's brief tenure atop the United States Postal Service.
Years earlier, in North Carolina, people flooded into soup kitchens when their food stamps never came. Doctors treating the state's neediest patients weren't getting paid. The private information of tens of thousands of children was mistakenly sent to the wrong addresses. Such was the legacy of DeJoy's wife, Aldona Z. Wos, during her brief tenure atop the state's Department of Health and Human Services.
Both DeJoy, a former logistics executive, and Wos, a retired physician currently awaiting confirmation to be ambassador to Canada, were able to parlay their fundraising acumen into major appointments. And both brought hardline conservative beliefs to their jobs, running bureaucracies as fiefdoms, looking to outside consultants over career staff for advice, and ramming through disruptive reforms in the name of fiscal efficiency. And both called the agencies they were charged with overseeing "broken."