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Political unity is possible — Holeproof Letter

Letter to Politicians
From Holeproof Socks


Date
Name
Address


Dear Name

Political unity is possible — with new left and right socks!

Putting your best foot forward is a given in the hectic life of a politician.

And petty point scoring between left and right can be particularly painful for those who have the interests of the country at heart.

So, to play our part in bringing together people of both sides of the political spectrum, we have sent you two left / right socks. We have also sent your political opponent two left / right socks.

Even though these socks are apolitical, we’ve called them The Right Socks — purely because they are making a stand against uncomfortable feet.

Your left/right pair is enclosed. Our suggestion: swap one of your socks with one of your rival’s and maybe we’ll all get in step for the benefit of the country.

The Right Sock: a great idea for people who have to think on their feet.

Yours in moving forward

Greg Healey
General Manager

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