As the good Agent 86 said, missed it by that much!
'S what I get for
- Not working Friday
- Not checking my work email on Friday
- Not checking my work email all weekend, on ideological grounds
- Being a naive little bloggie-boy about how the Washington Post feels about reprinting scurrilous crap from the Internet
Mr. Jingo;Damned right I wrote it all by myself. It was a corker.
We are in receipt of your letter to the editor and are considering it for publication.
We need to verify that you wrote the letter and did not acquire any portion of it from other sources. [Other than properly attributed quotes.]
We need to know that you are using your real name.I did, of course.
Did you send or post this letter or a similar item to any other media, internet forums [including washingtonpost.com], or blogs?Oh, fucksocks!
We need to know, if it is not already mentioned, what your involvement if any is with the subject matter.I am, sir, the privatest of citizens, and beyond the obvious emotional gratification the act engenders, I have no personal interest in pointing out that Mr. Gerson is a twat of the first water.
Please respond to this email with the verifications.It was intact. They hadn't touched a word.
Please provide us, if you haven't already, a day and evening phone number that we can contact you for any questions we may have.
We will need to edit the letter for style and/or space considerations.
The initial edited version is below, please let us know if you have any concerns regarding them.
Further editing may be needed as we approach deadline.
Thank you for the submission,