Get this: According to today's Wall Street Journal Washington Wire column, the inspector general's office at the Homeland Security dept. can't widely distribute new watchdog reports electronically. John Harwood writes, "A spokeswoman explains the department lacks capacity to create a mass email list, and 'We don't have a fix at this point.'"
OK, let me get this straight, some spam slimeball in his parents basement in Buffalo can compile a mass email list and slam us with it, but Homeland Security can't?
It's probably a security-related issue, but who knows. Consider the fact that at this point, most Members of Congress don't like to respond to email with email.
Still, looks like an opportunity for an enterprising email marketing firm....
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