Tuesday, December 15, 2009

You've got mail

Not to beat a dead horse or anything but...

22 million missing emails from the Bush administration have finally been found. In case you've forgotten your ancient history, the Bush White House developed quite a case of  "Gosh, we can't find that," during the stink over the attorney general firings and the brouhaha surrounding the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. It will be interesting to see if the inquiring minds who are all a-twitter over the so-called "Climategate" emails will find this bit of news worthy of their pronouncements.

The newly discovered emails cover 94 calendar days of email backups that include the periods where the above events took place. These are, by the way, mandated by federal law to be preserved. The reason given for their missing status was they were "mislabeled."

Uh huh.

While I'm sure there may be a fair amount of potentially explosive material to be discovered (well, not before 2014 at the earliest), there could be other treasures as well, such as jokes like this forwarded between Bush staffers: "Asked by his teacher to compare three presidents Johnny thought for a moment and said: "Well, George Washington couldn't tell a lie. Richard Nixon couldn't tell the truth. And George W. Bush can't tell the difference.

Last post on George Bush, I swear (unless something equally absurd occurs).

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