What does it take to get through the pointy heads of the Bush Administration?
WASHINGTON - A federal court on Tuesday gave White House officials three days to explain why they should not be required to make copies of all e-mails on computers in the Executive Office of the President.Recycling tapes? From the "Global Warming is BS" administration? From the wing-nut welfare administration? Sounds like "the Dog ate my homework" BS to me. I wouldn't be surprised if it were part of a plan to hide the evidence of their war-crimes in Iraq.
In a three-page order, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola expressed concern that a large volume of electronic messages may be missing from White House computer servers. That's the allegation made by two private groups that are suing the White House.
Facciola's proposal would require the White House to make copies of all e-mails from the period of March 2003 to October 2005.
In his order, Facciola pointed to the White House's recent acknowledgment that it recycled computer backup tapes until October 2003. Recycling raises the possibility that any missing e-mails may not be recoverable.
"The court finds the White House's defenses as incredible as we do and is trying to come up with a way to preserve what might be left," said Meredith Fuchs, general counsel of the National Security Archive at George Washington University, which had asked the judge to act.By which they mean "We won't and our new criminal AG won't make us. Neener. Neener. Neener."
Regarding Facciola's latest move, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said "we have received the order, are reviewing it and will respond appropriately."