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Chicken-Fried News: Letter generator




If Chicken-Fried News was a betting man, we would place $100 on Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt responding to the feds hours after his office received school transgender bathroom guidelines.

Throwing down $50, we would bet he used the terms “vigorously defend” and “egregious administrative overreach.”

Had we placed those wagers, we would be $150 richer and buying a round of fried chicken for the Chicken-Fried News team.

We also bet Pruitt must be known for his letters in Washington. Seriously, as chief legal and law enforcement officer for Oklahoma, the guy is a correspondence champ. His office must go through stationary and stamps like no other state agency.

As the state’s attorney, Pruitt has sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Supreme Court and President Barack Obama, just to name a few.

On May 13, he typed an exchange to the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, which issued a guidance letter to schools for ensuring “transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment,” according to

Pruitt wrote, “We believe that your actions today are unlawful and that they represent the most egregious administrative overreach to date. You have taken a public policy issue that must, by our constitutional design, be worked out in the laboratory of democracy and enforce it on all people.”

Let this be a lesson: If you make Pruitt mad, expect a letter.

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