The Slatest

Absolutely Nothing Has Made Me Madder Than “My Dear Mr. President”

Anthony Kennedy's retirement letters.
The Supreme Court

I thought I was mad this horrible week, but I was wrong! I hadn’t yet read Anthony Kennedy’s retirement letter, or really just its salutation.

My dear Mr. President.
My dear Mr. President.
My dear Mr. President.
My dear Mr. President.
My dear Mr. President,

It turns out all it took to send me into a frothing, incoherent rage was a single moment of civility.