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December 17, 2009

This, my friends, is why you read the newspaper.  I couldn’t just post one or two Times’ Best Sentences from this story—I had to go for the whole final four paragraphs of this story about Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Republican) signing a bill into law that will increase and improve railroad service in the Sunshine State.  Here are these glorious paragraphs:

Ms. Dockery is also at the center of a dispute over how the legislation was drafted. Her office filed a public records request last month for all e-mail related to the bill, and among the thousands of messages produced by the State Department of Transportation, three used breakfast foods in the subject line — “pancake,” “Pancakes” and “French Toast.”

Each had no text, just attachments about the bill, leading Ms. Dockery to accuse state officials of “using code words in an effort to disguise the true content.”

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos has said the subject lines were simply to get her attention, but Mr. Crist directed the state’s chief inspector general Tuesday to investigate.

Ms. Dockery is still waiting on a follow-up request for all e-mail messages “containing breakfast food related words, including but not limited to: pancake, French toast, bacon, egg, cereal, waffle, grits, and sausage.”

You’re welcome, Dear Reader.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Carl permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:48 pm

    You have a keen eye, my friend. And for that I am grateful.

  2. Collins permalink
    December 30, 2009 9:16 am

    To be safe they should add ‘Moons Over My Hammie’ and ‘Rooty Tootie Fresh and Fruity’ to their search criteria

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