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So what’s the funniest thing about this?

  • The fact that former Cato interns wanted no part of the troofer lawsuit;
  • The title implying that Politico hacked into Cannon’s email, rather than the massively more likely possibility that the email was provided by one of the recipients, or
  • Cannon complaining about the Cato institute being described as “right-leaning.”

I’d say they’re all winners.  Like any great comedy routine, the elements build on each other.

[Via here and here.]

…thanks to Malaclypse in comments, LGM can offer as a worldwide exclusive the text of Cannon’s letter:

REQUEST FOR URGENT LEGAL RELATIONSHIP

FIRST, I MUST SOLICIT YOUR STRICTEST CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION. THIS IS BY VIRTUE OF ITS NATURE AS BEING UTTERLY CONFIDENTIAL AND ‘TOP SECRET’. I AM SURE AND HAVE CONFIDENCE OF YOUR ABILITY AND RELIABILITY TO PROSECUTE A TRANSACTION OF THIS GREAT MAGNITUDE INVOLVING A PENDING TRANSACTION REQUIRING MAXIIMUM CONFIDENCE. FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED, JUST NOT THOSE FUCKERS AT POLITICO.

WE ARE TOP OFFICIAL OF TOTALLY NONPARTISAN THINKS TANK WHO ARE INTERESTED IN STOPPING ISLAMO-SOCIALISH SHARIA HEALTH CARE LAW. IN ORDER TO COMMENCE THIS BUSINESS WE SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE TO ENABLE US TRANSFER INTO YOUR ACCOUNT THE SAID TRAPPED HEALTH CARE.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU AND SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY IN THIS TRANSATION. PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF THIS LETTER USING THE ABOVE TEL/FAX NUMBERS. I WILL SEND YOU DETAILED INFORMATION OF THIS PENDING PROJECT WHEN I HAVE HEARD FROM YOU.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

MICHAEL F CANNON

…a very useful follow-up from Richard Mayhew. 

 

 

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