Lest you think we government bureaucrats are a humorless lot, check out this e-mail exchange between Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Deputy Attorney General Jill Nagamine of Hawaii over Mr. Bennett’s attempt to get a peek at Barack Obama’s real birth certificate.
My favorite is the response from Ms. Nagamine:
My apologies for not responding immediately. I have recently been away from my office a great deal, including today. My client, the Department of Health, has forwarded your request for verification of President Obama’s birth record to me. We need more information to substantiate that you are eligible to receive verification.
To quote Jon Stewart, “BOOM!”