Is this the best resignation letter of all time?

Today, 82-year-old rural New Hampshire police commissioner Robert Copeland resigned amidst serious public pressure and scrutiny. Here is his resignation letter (email).

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Copeland has refused to apologize for calling President Obama a really horrible word that starts with an ‘N’ back in March. A woman overheard Copeland at a restaurant and wrote in about the incident. In response, instead of apologizing, Copeland wrote:

“I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse (sic). For this, I do not apologize – he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

Wolfeboro, the home of these folks, is a town of 6,300, with only about 20 African-Americans. Mitt Romney owns a vacation home near the area, and over the weekend said in a statement:

“The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community: He should apologize and resign.”

This is Bobby Copeland.

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While his actions and philosophies are the opposite of awesome, his resignation letter is, indeed, awesome. It’s precisely how every resignation letter should read.

Source: CNN

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