Monday, February 17, 2014

Probing Question

So apparently if you're the prime minister of New Zealand, you may be required to respond to an official query about whether or not you are a shape-shifting reptilian life form from another planet.

An author with an...interesting...set of beliefs about world leaders and their actual origins made what's called an Official Information Act for proof that his country's leader, John Key, was indeed such a creature. The OIA is similar to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of governmental agencies in the United States.

Minister Key responded that he saw a doctor and took the additional precaution of seeing a veterinarian on the chance that he might in fact have been just such a shapeshifting alien but not known it because he was a sleeper agent who believed himself human until contacted by his scaly overseers. He found that he was not.

He was having a little fun with the request. The actual official response to the OIA request was to decline it, saying that the document in question did not exist or it couldn't be found.

I'm thinking an FOIA request demonstrating proof of competence in the White House and the U.S. Capitol might generate a similar response to the official one from New Zealand -- that no such document exists or it could not be found. At least if they were secretly reptilian shapeshifters that might create hope that there would be something they could do right, even if that something was destroy the earth and herd its inhabitants to the feeding pens.

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