Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Annals of Stupidity

There’s so much to choose from, but this tidbit stood out.

The White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Wrong again, Turkey Lips.

Pregnant women are not required to count their fetuses as full human beings when registering for White House tours, contrary to some reports suggesting otherwise, the Secret Service said.

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This notation device “simply serves as a placeholder for the baby once it’s born,” Milien said. “All White House guests are required to provide information at the time of their request for the tour, including for children and infants, and those expected to be on the tour once born.”

Milien said the White House has thousands of visitors every day and that people sign up for tours months in advance, often canceling and rescheduling. By having a placeholder ready for a baby-to-be, it prevents delays when people might otherwise show up for the tour with a child not previously listed, he said.

“This policy was implemented so if you want to bring your children on a tour, we can account for them,” he said.

It’s like these people are actually going out of their way to be stupid.

HT to John Cole.