I got a call from the Department of State. They said they had an update on the status of my FOIA request. I got all excited. [Read more about my FOIA here and here and here and here. ] What a let down when the status they gave me was the same thing they told me a month before! It was still with the passport section (where it’s been for a year) and it’s still undergoing legal review (where it’s been for at least a month). So basically I have been waiting for 18 months and still have no indication as to when I will get a response.
The Doc appeals to Congress
That “no response” response was the last straw: I wrote my Congressman. Unlike my senator, Jim DeMint (“Senator Tea Party”), my Congressman, Bob Inglis, is a remarkably sane fellow for a Republican. In fact he lost the Republican Primary last month after 6 terms in office, for standing up to the extremists on the right. I told Congressman Inglis my tale of woe and asked if he couldn’t find out something.