Today I received a letter from the White House. I have to admit, I found this to be a bit of a head-scratcher. The letter started like this:
"Dear Mr. Toddler:
"Thank you for sharing your views on the crisis in Sudan. The President appreciates your taking the time to write about this important issue..."
It then goes on to outline the Administration's approach to the Darfur genocide (which, admittedly, doesn't amount to much).
After reading the letter, I stared at it for a while. And tried to remember exactly when it was that I wrote to the White House about Darfur. Because I don't write to the White House that often. In fact, I never send written letters at all. If anything, I may have emailed something. I recall reading on the J-Blogosphere about a Jewish response to Darfur, so maybe I filled out an online form letter somewhere? But no, that wouldn't be it, because the response from the White House came to my office, the address of which is in my email signature.
Not taking anything for granted (my memory just isn't what it used to be), I went to my "Sent Items" box and searched for "whitehouse." This is what I found:
"I want to thank the President for his steadfast support of Israel in its fight against Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists. Israel’s fight against Islamofascism is the US’s fight as well, and we need them to win this battle or we are next!"
Puzzling, to say the least.