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USPS Insists Lady Liberty Stamp Wasn't Botched, "Description" Was

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Last December, the United States Postal Service issued a new stamp featuring the Statue of Liberty -- which would be the "Statue of Liberty," not the Statue of Liberty.

While "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," the powers-that-be at USPS HQ can't blame the weather for featuring the replica Lady Liberty that presides over the New York-New York hotel and casino (MGM) in Las Vegas instead of the genuine article which presides over New York Harbor:

More than two billion of the stamps were printed -- at a cost of $880 million -- before the massive f--k up was discovered a few days ago by by Linn's Stamp News. (The average press run of a stamp is 40 million, USPS spokesman Roy Betts told the New York Post, adding, "This was a very significant press run.")

But Betts, who first told the New York Times that "the post office regrets the error" and is “re-examining our processes to prevent this situation from happening in the future,” suddenly changed his tune, according to yesterday's Post.

The Lady Liberty stamps have "no error in the artwork," Betts now says. "The error was in the description, which we've changed to indicate was a replica."

See? The Post Office meant to feature a fake Statue of Liberty on 2,000,000,000 stamps -- the blame rests squarely upon the shoulders of whatever dips--t botched the captions on the press release.

Case closed.
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