Lt. Gov. Forest unhappy he got what he asked for
Posted August 23, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is unhappy with the answer he got when his office asked North Carolina's Department of Public Instruction 67 questions.
The department replied with "12 boxes containing approximately 40,000 sheets of paper, with a cover letter that did not directly answer any of his 67 questions, but rather referred him to 134 separate websites, linking to over 100 separate pages, 320 separate reports, hundreds of original source documents, 40 presentations, one blog post and a thumb drive."
In a new release, Forest describes the reply as "bureaucracy at its best," complaining that the department did not take the time to individually answer his questions. He doesn't say if the answers could be found in all those boxes of paper, website links or thumb drives.
"Forest’s office today also announced that they would mail a copy of DPI’s reply to every member of the General Assembly, all 115 school superintendents, all elected county commissioners and local School Board members statewide," the news release said.
He better hit those back-to-school sales for a good deal on copier paper.