Friday, August 18, 2006

I goot a leter form teh Durg Zcar

Actually, I got a letter from the Drug Czar's legal administrative assistant, Tammye D. Johnson. The letter is in response to a Privacy Act request I made, out of curiosity, to see if the ONDCP has any records containing my name. It's not unreasonable to assume that the Drug Czar's staffers know who I am, since I've roused rabble at several ONDCP-sponsored events and publicly criticized their activities in many major newspapers.

Nonetheless, the letter asks me to provide ONDCP with more information on why I think they might have records on me.

Amusingly, Ms. Johnson makes two embarrassing spelling errors in her five-sentence letter:

"To assist us in a search for records related to yourself, please inform use [sic] of the type of business you may have conducted with out [sic] Office."

Even if the ONDCP doesn't hire staffers who know how to spell, at least we know their interns are drug-free. Thank God for that.


Pete Guither said...

Microsoft Word's spell-check wouldn't have found the spelling errors.

These are not simple spelling errors -- these are complex high-level typographical errors that require correction by a human who is actually able to comprehend the English language.

You're asking a lot of ONDCP staff.

SusanK said...

Sounds to me like they're asking WHY they should have a file on you so they can open one up with your correct name.

800 pound gorilla said...

Well, one thing they DON'T do is debates or discussions with critics of their "policies". As a radio talk show host would say whenever anyone complains about invasions of private information: "What do you have to hide"?

Micah Daigle said...

I goot my leter form teh Durg Zcar today too! Of course, it is graced with the same spelling mistakes.

Oh, and they got my zip code wrong too. Four digits instead of five. The post office had to fix it for them.

One thing you've got to give to the drug warriors: at least they're consistent in their incompetence.

Micah Daigle said...

Oh, and I guess this means Steve Steiner has a shot at working for ONDCP one day!

Jimi Devine said...

They must get nervous when talking to the enemy.