A few days ago I sent a short e-mail to a couple of friends that work for state government. Nothing particularly unusual, I try to keep in touch with people I’ve known for years in Frankfort.
When I send e-mail I ask for automatic receipt and read confirmations. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t. But the two I got today surprised me.
Anyone that knows me knows I ran for the State House of Representatives in the 45th District. I’ve kept the same e-mail address I had during the campaign.
Anyway, here is the automatic response I received; the addresses of the folks I sent it too have been deleted.
From: System Administrator [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Delivered: [WW Spam: medium]
<<[WW Spam: medium]>> Your message
To: --------- ; -----------
Subject: [WW Spam: medium]
Sent: Tue, 31 May 2005 09:20:10 -0400
was delivered to the following recipient(s):
-------------- on Tue, 31 May 2005 09:20:14 -0400
From reading the message, it appears that the Kentucky state government has classified anything coming from Ralph@ralphlong.com as SPAM. Now I don’t know whether be outraged or to laugh.
Is this just paranoia on the part of the current Republican administration? They have been having some e-mail issues lately. Do they fear what any Democrat has to say, even a failed candidate?
Or is it just some petty bureaucrat that I made look bad when I was the Chief Information Officer for the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts?
I guess that someone in authority in Frankfort just doesn’t like me or anything I have to say. Which given the performance of this administration doesn’t surprise me.